BACK in 1967, Jim McCalliog scored the goal that was heard around the world.

The scene was Wembley Stadium and he netted the victory-clinching strike on his full international debut as Scotland defeated reigning world champions England 3-2 in the Home International Championships.

It felt like to the country that they had won the World Cup.

And the Fenwick hotelier recalled at a meeting of Meadow Memories in the Irvine Meadow Social Club last Wednesday that it was one of the best moments of his career. He remembers where he was when he heard of his selection for the landmark match.

He said: "One Sunday I got a phone call at my home in Sheffield from ex-manager Tommy Docherty to congratulate me being in the Scotland side. The next day I was playing for Sheffield Wednesday against Manchester United at Hillsborough and the boss confirmed I had been selected to play against England, which was great.

"I was asked by the Scottish press to get a photo taken with Denis Law - that wasn't a problem as he was my idol. To meet him in the flesh was a great experience. I played with him at Schoolboy, Under-23 and full level and was never on a losing side.

"If you look at the goal, I got the ball 30 yards from goal, Denis Law was beside me and I went forward and I back-heeled it to Dennis and then back-heeled it to Jim Baxter and he flicked back to me. It was great, one of my best moments."

He recalls he was really confident of victory before the match and said: "I looked at the England team and then I saw the players we had like Jim Baxter, Dennis Law and Bobby Lennox and I thought we could beat them. We gave England respect but we knew that we could beat them.

"Before the game manager Bobby Brown wanted to do a team-talk but Jim Baxter was bouncing the ball and decided to outside, I wasn't sure whether to wait behind but ended up following Jim."

As a youngster, he was a fan of Clyde and admired players like Harry Haddock.

Some 22 clubs were after Jim and he went to Leeds as a youth.

I was in a really good sides at Leeds but there was a lot of competition for places," he said.

He then moved to Chelsea, Sheffield Wednesday, Wolves, Manchester United and Southampton.

Another landmark moment came when he set up the winner for Southampton in the 1976 FA Cup final against Manchester United.

Jim said: "You could have got 5-1 or 6-1 for Manchester United to win the trophy on the day. I remember the goal. Mick Channon played down the ball to me, Martin Buchan and the defenders started to come out and I played the ball like a golf shot to Bob Stokes, who ran through and hit it so quick it caught Alex Stepney off balance. It was a great moment as it meant us winning the FA Cup. I remember Docherty, who was Manchester United manager that day, say before semi-finals that the best team would win. But later he would say the pitch wasn't there for football players."

They had a casino night in Southampton when they got home.

"One day after the cup final we went to the Casino and took the FA cup with us. We went to a disco and Peter Osgood, up to mischief, put it in his jumper, drove down the road to get a hamburger. The buy behind the hamburger stall said it was a great result and made his life, he said if he could just get his hands on the FA Cup, it would be marvellous. So he did. The next day it went round the papers and round the world that the FA Cup had been stolen. The manager Lawrie McMenemy asked him what he had been doing and he said it was just for a laugh as the secretary was uptight," Jim recalled.

Needless to say it was very swiftly returned.

He added that more money had to be pumped into Scottish football and that chairmen were now too prominent in the senior game.

Also recalled a story about how former Rangers star Willie Henderson had ended up unwittingly in a nightclub which was a shield for gangsters.

Jim recently returned to the football pitch for a penalty shootout at Rugby Park to illustrate his business.

He said money was going out of the game with the £41m fee for Pogba going to the agent.

The late Brian Clough, the legendary football manager he dubbed "arrogant".

Jim claimed that the world-famous had asked players from one of the Nottingham Forest European-Cup winning teams to put their medals on the table and he would decide who got them.

The former Scotland star now runs a renowned bed & breakfast, Langdale in Fenwick. Langdale was recently confirmed as winner of the Channel 4 reality show Four In A Bed in which rival b&bs competed against each other.

"It was filmed months ago. We knew we had won but promised not to tell anyone or it would have been scrapped. It was difficult to keep quiet as what ha happened," he added.