Ashington’s Andrew Johnson took his goals tally for the campaign to 13 with a timely double in the 3-2 victory over Shildon at Dean Street on Friday night.
And within minutes of helping his side achieve a deserved 3-2 victory over the league leaders – who were consequently leapfrogged by Spennymoor – the 26-year-old recently appointed skipper dedicated the brace to his grandad, Andy Johnson, who is in hospital.
Johnson turned in a five-star performance and acknowledged that it was one of his best ever displays in an Ashington shirt.
He said: “The brace tonight has taken my total to 13 and I’m delighted. But my grandad has been in the Royal Victoria Infirmary for the past couple of weeks and cannot get along to matches at the moment, so I’d like to dedicate both my goals to him.”
Johnson was sensational on the night but played down his part in the victory.
“Yes, I would reckon it to be one of my best ever games for the club, but it was a great team performance and just nice to return to winning ways after our stoppage time defeat against Billingham Synthonia earlier in the week,” he said.
“It was a tough pitch at Shildon but our work rate was back to normal and that’s what got us the result.
“We deserved it too, and it should have been by more.”