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Special Occasions - Phil Thompson Scores his 600th goal and Archie Conway makes his 600th appearance           - 30th March 2008



By March 16th 2008 it looked as though Phil Thompson might score his 600th goal on the same day as Archie was to make his 600th appearance. The Reserves had a home fixture in Division 4 against Ashcroft Athletic, who were in a lowly position in the table and against whom Phil had scored five in the away fixture! Unfortunately in the 3 days leading up to the fixture it hardly stopped raining and the game was one of the very few at Pirton to fall foul of a waterlogged pitch.

The following week, March 23rd, was an early Easter in 2008 and...it snowed and all games were again called off.

Finally, after a 3 week wait the Reserves played against Dynamo Old Boys at Lewsey Park. Archie was sure to make his 600th appearance,but would Phil score the magic 600th goal?

The answer came after 20 seconds when Phil hit a speculative shot that beat the Dynamo keeper. He went on to score 3 more goals in a 6-0 win for the Reserves. 603 goals in 582 matches.

The feat was recorded in the Luton News and Hitchin Comet and even made the headlines on the Hertfordshire FA website - recognition from the footballing authorities at last for a fantastic achievement for both players.

The tables below show the players' appearances and goals to the end of the 2007-2008 Season.


This site was last updated 30th May 2008