Matthew Tymon may not be the league’s top scorer but the striker has been there when called upon by Whitby Town, and last Saturday’s 4-1 victory over Basford really let Tymon show his potential as he grabbed two goals from the bench.
Tymon was a vital part of Whitby’s frontline in the first quarter of the season as he and Junior Mondal led the line for the Blues due to Ashley Coffey and Greg Rutherford being kept on the sideline through injuries.
Since Mondal’s departure to Forest Green and Coffey and Rutherford’s returns to the first team chances for Tymon to impress have been limited, but after being subbed on just 15 minutes into the game to replace Coffey last Saturday Tymon was able to deliver with two goals, taking his tally to six in 32 this campaign.
And Tymon is more than happy to be back on the scoresheet but is also just happy to be back on the pitch after an extended stay on the bench.
Tymon said: “I was just happy, I’m happy to be back on the pitch and scoring goals, and more importantly I’m happy to be helping the team and hopefully I can do the same this Saturday.”
Tymon came on to partner debutant striker Bradley Fewster in what was not a planned partnership, but the pair proved a successful option for the Blues with both strikers scoring a brace in Whitby’s comeback, and Tymon was more than happy with his striking partner.
Tymon said: “I worked really well with Brad, it benefits me as he plays the opposite of how I do.
“When I want to be there winning headers he likes to then get in behind and get the loose ball, he is there in space when I get the ball to feet.”
So going into Saturday’s game against Bamber Bridge with Coffey still unavailable, manager Chris Hardy may have already found his striking partnership, but Tymon knows nothing in football is ever certain and understands the high amount of competition in his position.
“Whatever Chris (Hardy) believes is the best partnership will start together on Saturday, I have to focus and look out for myself as there is a lot of competition to be Whitby Town’s number nine.
“I’m not sure what Chardy (Chris Hardy) will do when Coffey is back from injury as like I said there is a lot of competition.”
Tymon had been struggling in front of goal before this weekend, with his last goal coming away at South Shields and with just six goals this season, he would be disappointed, but the striker says it’s important to not let it get the better of him.
“I don’t mind the pressure, you are always going to have pressure on you as a striker but I like to just keep playing my game and not let it get the better of me.
“It was a relief to score and hopefully I can continue this form on Saturday and just carry on playing and try to enjoy the rest of the season as much as possible,” Tymon added.