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It's certainly Andy to have a couple of class strikers

Andrew Mitchell
Andrew Mitchell

By Billy Weir

It's certainly Andy to have a couple of class strikers

Isn't it typical, you wait for two strikers called Andrew to reach a goalscoring milestone and then two come along all at once.

Messrs Waterworth and Mitchell notched up a little piece of history at the weekend, with Linfield's ace marksman bagging four in his side's thumping of Dungannon Swifts on Friday night.

It was an incredible TENTH hat-trick in Linfield colours and brought up his 250th goal for them, and he now stands at 252. Not bad for a man whose future at the club is still, incredibly, in some doubt.

He is still the go-to man for Linfield, the biggest of big-game players and if he isn't rewarded with a new deal in the summer then there will be a stampede to secure his signature.

Mind you, with the service he is getting from Jordan Stewart at the minute, Uncle Andy could score a bagful, but he is different class.

And the other goalscoring Andrew, Glenavon's Mr Mitchell - he is a teacher after all - showed that form may be temporary but his striking instincts keep him at the head of the class, with a timely winner against Newry City to notch up his 100th Irish League goal.

By his own standards he hasn't been firing on all cylinders but the work he does to help his team-mates means he has to be one of the first names on the teamsheet each week.

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