Butcher pulled one again for the Highland League champions in Saturday’s Premier Sports activities Cup opener, throughout a fierce second half rally from the house facet.
The 28-year-old’s close-range end past Killie keeper Zach Hemming lowered the deficit, after a Ross Aitken personal aim and Fraser Murray free-kick had put the top-flight outfit in charge of the Group B tussle.
The aggressive a part of Sean Butcher means it can take some time for the Fraserburgh striker to actually admire his aim in opposition to Premiership Kilmarnock.
The Broch contingent inside a packed Bellslea erupted at Butcher’s aim, nevertheless, their glee was dampened moments later when Kyle Lafferty completed off Danny Armstrong’s cross to seal a 3-1 victory for the guests.
Butcher thinks, after the preliminary disappointment on the loss wears off, he’ll come to understand his memento from the David v Goliath League Cup conflict, saying: “Simply now it doesn’t really feel unbelievable, as a result of we received beat and as a soccer participant you continue to wish to win matches.
“It’s undoubtedly one thing I’ll look again on when the sport settles in my thoughts a bit. It’s one thing to inform your grandkids about, scoring in opposition to an SPFL crew.
“That they had some unbelievable gamers and so they confirmed their class at instances, however I believe the boys labored actually laborious and I don’t suppose we disgraced ourselves. We gave it go and received it to 2-1.
“The Bellslea is an excellent place to play in any recreation, nevermind an enormous recreation like that, and once we scored the place simply erupted.
“Sadly for us, their participant on the wing has put it into to Lafferty, who does that (rating) for a dwelling. He’s completed that every one his life, he’s an amazing participant and it was simply unlucky, as a result of 2-1 would’ve frightened them a bit.
“Initially of the second half we modified our form and went man-for-man and I believe it actually did get to them a bit. I’m not saying we actually put them underneath stress, however it undoubtedly modified issues as they needed to change their form to get on the ball a bit extra.”
One of many notable variations between the part-time Broch and Derek McInnes’ Championship winners – the four-tier hole between them within the Scottish soccer pyramid aside – was the disparity in stature between the perimeters.
At one level within the opening interval, Butcher – famend for his aerial prowess – seemed perplexed as to how he was going to out-jump 6ft 3in former Aberdeen centre-back Ash Taylor.
Butcher mentioned: “It was unbelievable. There was one lengthy ball that got here from Paul Leask, and I went as much as win it like I’d usually.
“You’ve seen I can soar fairly properly, however Ash Taylor was nonetheless a foot above me. I used to be like: ‘whoa, he’s an enormous lad’, and I believed I’ll have to do higher within the subsequent 80 minutes to win some headers.
“However each participant of their crew seemed large, which is Derek McInnes’ fashion I suppose – he likes large lads.