Ryan and Andy are back among the goals
Published 29 Sep 2012 09:00 0 Comments
Photo: Craig Brown.
PARS midfielder Ryan Thomson was delighted to get back among the goals against Livingston on Saturday.
The 21-year-old came off the bench and was immediately in the thick of the action missing one chance then scoring a second, showing bravery to beat the keeper to the ball.
"I should probably have done better with the first one but I misjudged it. The second one I had to score but I thought I was going to get smashed off the keeper," he said.
Thomson looks to have grown into a stronger, more accomplished player this season and started off with a double at Cowdenbeath.
However, with the Pars making a good start to the campaign, he knows he has to maintain a high standard to make the starting line-up.
"I was out of the team and you see how good the team is doing but you just need to bide your time," he said.
"Josh (Falkingham) was ill and Craig Dargo has gone in and played well.
"I just wanted to get back on the field and I finally got on against Livingston."
The big changes to the Pars' playing staff over the summer has resulted in Thomson quickly changing status in the squad.
He said, "It is strange now because in the last two seasons there has been a lot of experience in the team while I was one of the youngest, if not the youngest.
"It is a different year this year and although there has always been good spirit in all my time at Dunfermline, this season we seem to be doing really well on the park and we just need to keep it up."
Another man happy to be in the goals was striker Andy Barrowman, who returned to the team to score a double.
"It was a good day's work and the manager brought me back into a winning team from last week so it is good to repay him with a good performance and a couple of goals," he said.
"I don't think it was easy. I think we earned the right for it to be easy with the tempo we set.
"We knew before the game that they liked to pass the ball and that's what John Hughes' teams are all about.
"We had a style to combat that and it worked very well. The midfield was great. They were right on top of them and we earned the right for it to be so easy.
"There are a lot of new and young players, so it takes time to settle.
"We are clicking up through the gears in recent weeks and if we keep playing like that we will not be far away."
Photo: Craig Brown.