A PAIR of strikers with the identical identify each scored a hat-trick in Scotland in what’s believed to be a world first.
Garry Thomson and his namesake – Garry Thomson – netted thrice apiece for Thornton Hibs in a 6-2 victory for his or her facet.
Garry and Garry Thomson made historical past final Saturday
The group mates – cousins from Fife now dubbed “The Thomson Twins” – put their membership into the sporting historical past books of their sport towards Edinburgh rivals Craigroyston final Saturday.
It’s believed to be the primary time two gamers with the identical identify each scored a hat-trick for a similar group in the identical match.
Not solely did 30-year-old membership stalwart Garry Sr internet a hat-trick, his youthful cousin and fellow striker, Garry Jr, 24, additionally scored three targets to offer the East of Scotland League facet an unlikely declare to fame.
The pair, now dubbed the “Thomson Twins” by team-mates, didn’t realise the importance of the consequence till after the ultimate whistle.
Garry Sr, a manufacturing technician at Fife-based drinks large Diageo, mentioned: “We have been each delighted to have bagged a hat-trick every however had not likely given it one other thought till teammates began ribbing us about it within the altering room.
“Despite the fact that that’s now my thirteenth hat-trick within the 10 years I’ve been on the membership, that is actually the one which’ll be remembered.”
Whereas Garry Sr is properly accustomed to scoring targets, for Garry Jr, a labourer for East Fife Joinery in Leven, the achievement was all of the sweeter because it was the primary time he had netted three in a match.
“It was simply good and household, pals and team-mates have been joking about it since,” he mentioned.
The pair are cousins
The ‘Thomson Twins’ in coaching
Thornton Hibs supervisor Craig Gilbert mentioned it’s the first time he has ever heard of such a factor occurring in a match, be it skilled or beginner.
“It must be distinctive and I’m delighted for the pair, who’re nice lads, to have created a little bit little bit of historical past,” he mentioned.
“I even managed to drag the referee’s leg after the ultimate whistle too with me insisting Garry Thomson had scored all six targets,” he joked.
Now the mud has settled on the achievement, the pair have a brand new battle on their fingers to resolve who will get to maintain the memento match ball.
“Possibly, we’ll need to flip a coin on the finish of the season awards, who is aware of,” mentioned Craig.
“At the least they’re from the identical household, possibly they’ll take turns.”