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