By Brian Bennett | Photo: Ian Brodie

Connor Thomson was recently announced as Ashington’s ‘Player of the month’ for December – now the striker has gone top of the scoring charts at the Woodhorn Lane based club after bagging both goals in the Colliers 2-1 away win at Ossett United.

On Saturday, the on-loan forward from Morpeth Town took his tally to 13 but admits that he should be further ahead than fellow forward Wilson Kneeshaw who has 11: “I’m over the moon,” said the 27 year old afterwards, “but being brutally honest, I probably should have had more. Nevertheless I’m glad I got the two and the good thing was that as soon as they (Ossett) scored, we’ve impacted on the situation straight away. Sometimes, we’ve had a bit of a tendency to just like let the game go away but to react like we did today was really good.”

Newcastle-born Thomson added: “The match itself was hectic. There was a lot of backwards and forwards and it was like a basketball game where we were both chasing it. In the second half we opened up and could show our pace and bit of skill to get us in behind.”

Thomson reflected on both goals: “For the first it was a through ball by Dan Maguire,” he said, “My pace got me in and I got kind of a lucky touch whilst for the second, Wilson (Kneeshaw) got down the line, put it across and I had a tap in.”

He went on: “Now I just want to keep scoring goals; the team to continue to win games and see us move further up the table.”