Goal of the Month Winner

Friday 20th April 2012

Dumbarton's Bryan Prunty opens the scoring with an acrobatic overhead kickDumbarton striker Bryan Prunty has found the net at Parkhead, Ibrox and Hampden in his career however, his best ever goal came in a Sons’ home match against Stenhousemuir at the beginning of February and it has just been voted as the latest winner of the SFL Goal of the Month competition.

Prunty accepted a headed knockdown before netting a stunning overhead kick as his side defeated the Warriors 3-0 just as the crowd at the Dumbarton Football Stadium sponsored by Douglas L Cameron were taking their seats.

He was delighted to learn of his success saying: “That goal came after just 53 seconds of the game and it is a strike I will always cherish. I connected with it really well and the ball flew in. It is probably the best goal of my career.

“I scored one in a similar fashion for Alloa last season however, the referee disallowed that one for my feet being high. Against Stenhousemuir, no-one was near me so it was not a problem.”

The striker, who netted against Celtic for Aberdeen, scored against Rangers for Inverness Caledonian Thistle and hit a hat-trick for Ayr United at the National Stadium against Queen’s Park gets a daily reminder of his wonder strike.

Prunty explained: “My wee boy Liam, who is 5, is football daft and he watches that goal on Sons TV and now the SFL.TV Goal of the Month selections all the time so it must have been a good one.”

Dumbarton's Bryan Prunty celebrates his strikeLiam’s love of football sees him regularly attend games although his Dad may well be banning him after being an unlucky mascot.

Prunty, who has scored over 75 goals since beginning his career as a youngster at Celtic, explained: “Liam was the mascot for our recent game against East Fife and we lost 4-0 so I am not sure if he will be a mascot again.”

A previous game as a mascot was more successful (of sorts) with Prunty explaining: “I was playing for Alloa against Airdrie United and Liam was actually the mascot for the Diamonds that day as that is where my family and I come from.

“Alloa won 1-0 with a goal that was credited to three different players but it was definitely me that scored it. Mind you, I am a striker and any good striker would claim a goal.”

Alan Adamson’s side entertain the Diamonds tomorrow and Prunty is hoping that they take a step towards finally securing their place in the Play-Offs as he said: “We still need to get a couple of wins to get there but we have been saying that for a few weeks now. Hopefully, this will be one of those wins.

“I would settle for scoring any type of goal to win this game and take us towards the Play-Offs.”


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