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Collin SamuelOnly recently signed by Scottish team East Fife and only his first official game for his new team and Collin Samuel is already making his a name for himself.

Samuel scored the winning item in the 54th minute to help East Fife defeat hosts Peterhead to clinch a 2-1 win in the first round of the Ramsdens Cup at the Balmoor Stadium.

Midfielder Scott McBride, who had signed for Fife earlier this month as well, put his new club ahead with a well-taken 10th minute penalty after Callum MacDonald, who was subsequently yellow-carded, had brought down Gareth Wardlaw.

The visitors doubled their lead eight minutes into the second half when Collin Samuel headed in Craig Johnstone's inviting cross from 12 yards.

Peterhead pressed in the closing stages of the tie and reduced the arrears in the 75th minute when Rory McAllister rifled home from the left-hand edge of the six-yard box but it was too little, too late.

Samuel was subsequently subbed out in the 84th minute for Robert Malcolm giving the player a rest in time for August 7th Scottish Communities League Cup clash with The Rangers FC.

Samuel became the second player from Trinidad and Tobago to have played for East Fife. Arnold Dwarika was also there from 1995 – 1997. The high scoring midfielder racked up 9 goals in 46 appearances for the club.

East Fife currently plays in the Scottish Second Division which gets on the way on August 11; Alloa Athletic will be their first opponent. Samuel contract details were not disclosed.

Meanwhile, Collin Samuel last played for his country on June 6th, 2009 against Costa Rica in a World Cup qualifier at the Dwight Yorke Stadium. Samuel scored a 63rd minute item after Carlos Edwards opener in the 30th for T&T, however, Costa Rica rallied from behind to win the game 3-2 with 2 late second half goals.

Samuel was never called up again despite having a good run out for the Soca Warriors.