Stu nets Killie’s first Scotland goal in 50 years
Stuart Findlay became the first Kilmarnock player to score an international goal for Scotland in 50 years as he enjoyed a debut to remember against San Marino.
The Killie centre back was selected for his debut by manager Steve Clarke and he didn’t disappoint, finding the net in a 6-0 rout at a wet and wild Hampden Park.
Findlay set up John McGinn for Scotland’s third goal as the Aston Villa man completed his hat-trick just before the interval and more was to come as Findlay headed home the team’s fifth goal of the game.
It was a moment of pure joy and in doing so, he became the first Killie player to score for the senior national team since Tommy McLean in a 5-3 win over Wales in Wrexham in May 1969.
Alex Higgins, our first-ever capped player, scored four goals in an 8-2 win over Ireland in 1885.
Congratulations to Stuart on his fantastic Scotland debut and let’s hope it is the first of many more appearances to come.
Picture courtesy of Jeff Holmes.