What’s your great­est ever achieve­ment?

Read­ers tell us their proud­est mo­ments

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Mur­ray Spooner

Last week we re­ported the re­mark­able feat of three lo­cal men who trekked to Ever­est base camp in Nepal.

John Ferns, Don­ald Martin and Davie Main were part of an eight-strong ex­pe­di­tion who had all over­come drug or al­co­hol ad­dic­tion to make the jour­ney.

And due to this sig­nif­i­cant ac­com­plish­ment by the trio, we vis­ited Burn­side to ask our read­ers what their great­est achieve­ment was.

“I scored against Spurs in the 70s,” said Tom Don­nelly of Stonelaw Road, Ruther­glen. Tom net­ted the sec­ond goal in a 3-1 win for Motherwell in their Tex­aco Cup quar­ter-fi­nal tie with Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur in 1970.

He added: “They had six in­ter­na­tional play­ers in their team at the time. It was a two-legged af­fair and we were down 2-1 from the first match. I scored the sec­ond goal up here and we put them out of the quar­ter-fi­nal.”

Ruther­glen res­i­dent Mal­colm Sharp, who stays on Rich­mond Drive, said bring­ing up his chil­dren was his great­est achieve­ment.

He said: “I have three chil­dren and they are all do­ing very well. One is a nurse, one is a head teacher and the other is a chief in­spec­tor. I also have seven grand­chil­dren.”

Willy Chung from Cam­bus­lang also agreed that rais­ing his kids was a proud ac­com­plish­ment. He added: “Bring­ing them up to this stage was bril­liant.”

Ann Kelso from Spring­hall said: “Chang­ing ca­reer from re­tail to care work was prob­a­bly my great­est achieve­ment. It’s very re­ward­ing.”

I scored against Tot­ten­ham in the 70s to put them out of the quar­ter-fi­nal Tom Don­nelly

Spur of the mo­ment Tom Don­nelly Ter­rific trio Willy Chung with two of his sons Ol­lie and Rudi

Chang­ing ca­reer Ann Kelso

Fam­ily man Mal­colm Sharp

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