Dumbarton Football Club - Sons of the Rock 1872

THE 1000TH GOAL - COULD IT BE TOMORROW?

Friday 13th October 2017

THE YOUR Radio 103FM Stadium could witness its 1000th goal in tomorrow's game between Dumbarton and St Mirren - if history repeats itself 24 years on.

Currently, the tally stands at 995, meaning of course that the teams would need to score five goals between them to reach four figures.

It looks unlikely, given how tightly-contested the games between Sons and the Buddies have been in the last couple of seasons.

But there is one game - 10 days shy of 24 years ago - which, if repeated tomorrow, will see the milestone broken.

Sons were at home to St Mirren on Saturday, October 23 1993 (match programme pictured) and trailed 3-0 with 13 minutes left.

That was before goals by Martin McGarvey, Stevie Gow and, in stoppage time, John McDonald salvaged a 3-3 draw.

The scenario was, of course, repeated two years ago, even later in the game, when Sons came from 3-0 down to Raith Rovers with 10 minutes left to claim a point.

Dumbarton will, of course, take a game with one goal tomorrow, as long as it is they who score it.

But should there be a goal rush similar to almost 24 years ago, whoever scores the fifth goal will reach a landmark figure for Sons' home ground.

Andy Galloway