Tuesday 4th May 2021
EVEN if Morgyn Neill could get into Broadwood on Thursday, he wouldn’t have to go that far to give his support to East Fife.
He simply has to nip next door.
The big defender is neighbours with Fifers boss Darren Young, meaning that he’ll be asking him for more than a cup of sugar ahead of Thursday evening.
If East Fife can stop Clyde winning at Broadwood, Dumbarton are a League One club again next season.
Even after Morgyn made it 2-2 for Sons against Peterhead, the Bully Wee were on course to need just a draw against the men from Methil.
But the pressure is now on them to win, courtesy of Jaime Wilson’s injury time winner.
And Morgyn will be making sure his neighbour knows all about it, as all Sons can now do is wait.
Speaking to www.dumbartonfootballclub.com, he said: “He’s my next door neighbour, so I’ll be having a word with him!
“There was only one job to do tonight, and that was to go out there and win the game. Obviously you can see both sides of the argument – should Clyde and East Fife have played today or not?
“But it’s now added pressure for Clyde for that game. They’ll just have finished training and heard that we’ve won and that puts the pressure on to them.
“We’ve done what we’ve had to do, so hopefully East Fife can do us a favour.
“We were disappointed we lost the second goal but there was no point in dwelling on it and thinking ‘here we go again’. We just had to keep going when we had the wind in the second half.
“That played into our hands a bit. It was a setback for us with Ryan McGeever going off injured, but we are a big threat from set pieces and thankfully it paid off.
“I’ve been on the end of a lot of corners; I just haven’t found the net. I could have had two against Forfar, but I’m glad to get my first goal of the season.
“Hopefully it’s helped us to get the season over and done with. It’s been a horrible season for everybody, with us playing so many games.”
Morgyn’s header makes it 2-2. Copyright Andy Scott Photos 2021.
It was perhaps fitting that Morgyn, with nine minutes left of the league season, should post his first goal, after a league season like no other.
Apart from the Betfred Cup tie against Falkirk, he’s never missed a game in this campaign, even during the schedule of playing three games a week.
Now he wants the ultimate reward for his and his team-mates’ efforts.
He added: “That’s the way I am. The boys have been rotated for their own protection, but I’ll play through a broken leg if I have to. In work I’m doing a lot before I even get to the football.
“I’m just happy to have kept in there, and the gaffer has put a bit of faith in me by making me captain when Stuart Carswell isn’t playing.
“The main thing tonight was that we won. Now all we can do is wait.”