With his 90th minute penalty in the 4-0 victory over Whitby Town on Tuesday evening, striker Jon Robinson became just the third Ramsbottom United player to reach the milestone of 100 goals for the club.
Robinson, who joined the club in 2009 from the then fellow North West Counties League outfit New Mills, reached the mark in just 151 starts and 26 substitute appearances (a total of 177 matches) and joins Lee Gaskell (currently on 107 goals) and the prolific Russell Brierley, who played for the club from 1996/97 to 2002/03 and netted an incredible 175 times in his career for the Rams.
He scored 18 goals in his first season in 2009/10 before scoring 12 goals in just 16 starts the following year. He grabbed 27 strikes in 2011/12 before adding 26 in 2012/13 – the club’s first year in the Northern Premier League Division 1 North. 10 goals in last year’s promotion campaign took him into the 90s before claiming seven goals this year, mainly off the substitutes bench.
Coming on as a substitute in the Whitby game, he hammered home the spot kick and in the process notched up his 100th goal.
A firm favourite with the fans at the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium, the Salford-based hit man has been a mainstay of the side that has achieved two promotions during his six season spell with the east Lancashire club.
Now playing at their highest ever level, “Robbo” and the rest of the team have acclimatised well to life in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.
His team mates have all joined in to congratulate him on his achievement on social media. Lee Gaskell said on Twitter “I welcome Mr @jonrobbo1981 to the 100 club. #differentclassson #greenjacket” while co-manager Anthony Johnson added “What an absolute legend @jonrobbo1981 has been for us. 100 goals and counting. Top man pal”.
The man himself responded with “cheers all been a pleasure here’s to the next 100. Sheep said noooo”.
Jon has rightly earned his place as a Rammy legend, and the supporters are looking forward to him notching many more goals for the club in the years ahead.