Thom­son re­veals how mum pro­vided the in­spi­ra­tion for him to hit record 500th strike

Lennox Herald - - READER TRAVEL - Colin Paterson

Robert Thom­son in­sists mum’s the word af­ter creat­ing his own piece of Sons his­tory.

The big striker scored Dum­bar­ton’s 500th goal at The Rock to be­gin Satur­day’s 4-0 hum­bling of Raith Rovers.

Thom­son bagged a brace as the Fifers were put to the sword with the part­timers mov­ing five points clear of the Cham­pi­onship rel­e­ga­tion zone.

The 23-year-old re­vealed mum Anne told him he had to hit the tar­get – so he could leave an in­deli­ble mark on his time at the club which comes to an end this sum­mer.

But he ad­mit­ted his sec­ond goal just be­fore the break was the best he’s ever scored.

“I did know about the his­tory which could be made as my mum told me,” Thom­son said. “She’s daft on Twit­ter and saw it men­tioned.

“She said I’d bet­ter get the first goal as it would be the 500th.

“I don’t know if I’ll score much bet­ter than my sec­ond one – it’s prob­a­bly the best I’ve scored.

“Andy [Stir­ling] had put the cross in. I was be­ing marked but checked off and it just sat for my left foot.

“I thought I’d try and have a hit at goal as I was un­lucky just be­fore when their keeper made a good save. I’ve caught it sweet and it’s flew into the cor­ner.”

Thom­son took his tally to nine goals for the sea­son at the week­end – form which will see him move to Cham­pi­onship ri­vals Mor­ton once this cam­paign is com­plete.

But the for­mer Dundee United young­ster has no in­ten­tion of tak­ing his foot off the gas and wants to head off to pas­tures new with Sons still in the sec­ond tier.

He added: “You don’t want to do your­self an in­jus­tice and I ob­vi­ously want to do the best I can when I go out on the pitch.

“We’ve shown over the year that we’re ca­pable of tak­ing teams all the way in this divi­sion.

“For a part-time team we’re right up there. I think we de­serve to be in this divi­sion.”

Dum­bar­ton travel to Ed­in­burgh this Satur­day for a clash with lead­ers Hiber­nian.

Ste­vie Aitken’s side have lost all three pre­vi­ous meet­ings this term. Kick-off at Easter Road is 3pm.

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