THREE diehard Albion Rovers fans walked a stamina-sapping 56 miles to see their team in action at Somerset Park on Saturday... all in a very good cause.

Andy Sharkey and Scott Mills from Coatbridge and Lewis Stewart from Shettleston all put their best foot forward to support the Tommy's Trek campaign, which was organised by Kilmarnock man and Rovers Commercial Director Tommy Adams to help provide a special dog for Autism sufferer Lewis Golightly.

Andy said: "We decided to organise the walk because we really wanted to support Tommy's Trek.

"But when we found out that Tommy had already smashed the target for the dog we spoke to Lewis's mum and she told us she would set up a trust fund to help provide for his future so we would raise money for that.

"Late on Friday we set off and we felt knackered at the end. I think it will take until the end of the week or next week for it to sink in what we have achieved. We had breakfast at one of Tommy's friend's houses in Kilmarnock and made our way to the game after that. It's a really good cause to support. We did a bit of training after coming up with the idea. it was tougher than we thought although we knew it would be tough."

The trio exceeded their target.

Andy added: "The original target was £1500 but we broke that by Saturday morning and now we hope to make £1800 or £1900, which is great. Albion Rovers allowed us to do a bucket collection and we raised £180 through that."

Tommy said: "We are really grateful to the three lads for their efforts, it was a great achievement by them to complete the walk."