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The Race For The Golden Boot

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Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Wed 18 Apr 2018
Posted in League News

As we head to the end of a fantastic season, we take a look at the current contenders for the Golden Boot in The Vanarama National League, National League South and National League North.

The race for the Golden Boot award will go down to the last game of the season, with Andy Cook one ahead of Danny Rowe with 25 and 24 goals this season respectively.

Boreham Wood’s Bruno Andrade follows on 21 goals, with Macauley Bonne for Leyton Orient  currently sitting on 20 goals, with Tranmere’s James Norwood on 19 goals for his campaign.

Danny Rowe looked certain to run away with the award when he netted his 24th goal of the season against Sutton United back at the start of April, but just 3 days later, Andy Cook netted 4 goals within 25 minutes to equal Rowe’s haul for the season in a sensational 4-2 win against Gateshead and scored the only goal of the game away at Dover last night.

Both will look to add to their tallies heading into important matches in both their club’s promotion challenges.

In the National League North there are a number of players that could take the award home at the end of the season.

Jason Gilchrist leads the way, after netting 26 times for Southport, with Stockport’s Jason Oswell closely following on 24 goals after a fantastic season, helping his team into the play-off positions.

Blackley Town’s Aaron Williams on 21 goals, Darlington’s Reece Styche on 20 goals and York City’s Jonathan Parkin also on 20 goals look the only other players within contention for the Golden Boot, although it looks a two horse race.

In the National League South East Thurnock United’s Sam Higgins looks to have secured the Golden Boot award with an impressive 25 goals for a team that has struggled to challenge for a top half position in the league this season.

League leaders Dartford have been boosted by Alfie Pavey as he has netted 21 times so far this season, although it looks likely he wont catch Higgins.

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