Friday 1st December 2017
GREG MORRISON has been travelling hundreds of miles every week since September, most of them in hope.
But the moment he’s been waiting for finally came on Tuesday – and now he hopes momentum can stay with Dumbarton when they visit Championship leaders St Mirren tomorrow.
The on-loan Ross County striker headed Sons into a 2-1 lead with nine minutes left of Tuesday’s game with Queen of the South.
The Doonhamers, though, pulled level, and that was followed by more frustration when Ally Roy’s goal was ruled out for offside against Greg.
The forward felt hard done by, but having put it behind him, he is ready for tomorrow’s trip to Paisley.
And having travelled from his Highland home every week to play for Dumbarton, he is now looking forward to a break from the A9.
Speaking to www.dumbartonfootballclub.com, Greg said: “It’s a very proud moment for me to score my first senior goal and hopefully there will be more to follow.
“The miles are just what you have to do to make it in football at the highest level. You have to make sacrifices, but it’s worth it when you are playing and scoring.
“I’m just staying down here for the game against St Mirren. That will save me some travelling and I’ll get a change of scenery from Dingwall.
“I think it was a fair result on Tuesday. Both teams played quite well but with the quality of chances we had could have won it.
“It was a penalty and an own goal that gave them their two goals, while we scored once from open play and went close on other occasions.
“I definitely never touched the ball for our disallowed goal late in the game and in my view, if you don’t touch it you’re not involved. It was harsh, but it happens.”
Despite a long wait to get on the scoresheet, Greg is enjoying playing for Dumbarton, and isn’t daunted by the position of tomorrow’s opponents.
And having taken a point away to Dunfermline last week, he is confident another surprise can be sprung.
He added: “It’s been great with Dumbarton, going from playing under-20 football last season to playing in the Championship against some quality teams and players.
“I’m looking forward to facing St Mirren. We have the quality to go and get the points.
“They are flying high, but we’ve shown away to Dunfermline and Dundee United that we can compete with teams at the top away from home.
“Now we have to show St Mirren what we’ve got.”