Ex Burgh Striker Grabs First SPFL Brace With The Wee Gers

Report by Stephen Coutts

Modest Gers newboy Steven Thomson insists that an away win is more important than his first ever double in the professional game.


The hitman signed on during the close season from East of Scotland Junior cracks Musselburgh Athletic and he hasn’t looked back.

But it was his two first half goals against Cowdenbeath at Central Park that put Berwick back on track after last week’s defeat to play-off favourites Elgin City.

He said: “A win is brilliant especially away from home and it was a great result and I thought that we deserved it as well as from start to finish I felt we were the better side.

“They pressured us in the second half with long balls into the box but the back three were great and we were really good against Cowdenbeath – the goals are a bonus to me but the main thing is that we got the points.

“We are down to the bare bones just now with a lot of players digging in for each other and I thought we were great especially after the Elgin City match last week.

“We picked ourselves up with and we did well and now we’ve got to push on and aim for the play-offs as we’ve certainly got a good enough team to do so.

“But we’ve got a good side and to be honest we should be up there challenging at the end of the season.”

And gaffer John Coughlin believes the striker did well although he was a bit selfish in his search for a treble which Cowdenbeath keeper David McGurn saved late on.

He said: “He was a little bit greedy in the last minute when he tried to pop it under the keeper’s legs so he was getting a row from the guys – but I think any player in that situation would’ve have done the same to try and get their hat-trick.

“He’s new to senior football this season after coming from the junior ranks and it’s a big thing for him especially after last week when he was hooked at half-time.

“But I’ve kept faith in him and he’s repaid me big time with the goals so I’m delighted for him as he’s a lovely guy and he’s scored the goals and hopefully it is the first of many but we got there in the end.”

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