"We've got a taste for it now!" Melton footballer George Thomson would love a third Wembley win - so he can enjoy the feeling with fans

Two victories at famous stadium in less than a year for Harrogate Town man...

By Duncan Browne
Thursday, 13th May 2021, 2:46 pm
Thomson (seated far right) and teammates celebrate the Trophy win. Photo: Getty Images
Thomson (seated far right) and teammates celebrate the Trophy win. Photo: Getty Images

George Thomson would love to make it a hat-trick of Wembley wins - so he can finally get the chance to play at the stadium in front of fans and loved ones.

The Melton Mowbray-born winger lifted the FA Trophy last weekend as his Harrogate Town side beat Concord Rangers in the 2019-20 final, which was delayed from last year.

For Thomson it was his second victory at Wembley in less than a year as Town also beat Notts County in the National League play-offs in August, a match in which the 28-year-old opened the scoring.

But due to Covid regulations, both contests were behind closed doors, which he admitted was the ‘only downside’ of those two memorable victories.

“When you dream of growing up to play football at Wembley, you want it to be in front of everyone that you want there,” Thomson told The Times.

“We’ve not had the chance to do that as a club and it’s the only downside for us.”

However, after solidifying their place in League Two for next season, can Town dream of reaching next season’s play-off final and securing a third Wembley visit?

“We’ve got a taste for it now and once you get a taste for it you want more,” Thomson admitted.

“That’s the feeling we have as a dressing room. Everyone’s rightly enjoyed the way that this journey has gone over the last four years and you just want more.

“You don’t want to stop and be satisfied with what you’ve achieved, you want to achieve something else.

“We said that after the play-off final. We asked what was next for us. We knew we had this final coming and wanted to make sure we won that.

“Now it’s the same mentality - we want to win again and have the enjoyable night that follows and everything that comes with it.”

Reflecting on this month’s Trophy victory, Thomson added: “It was a slightly different feeling because, in the play off final, we were playing Notts. With them being the bigger club, we felt we were the underdogs - even though we finished second and they finished third.

“This time around we were the higher-ranked team so it was a different kind of pressure. It was on us to make sure we delivered.”