BRANDON Goodship paid tribute to the coaching staff and team-mates as he goes into Weymouth’s last eight games four goals clear at the top of the charts for the golden boot in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division.

Goodship has scored 29 league goals this season for Weymouth, as well as two in pre-season friendlies, in his first season with the Terras that puts him four clear of Hereford’s John Mills.

Goodship, referring to Weymouth manager Mark Molesley, told Echosport: “He is the one that picks me every week so I suppose to have to thank him and every training session he puts on and helps the team create chances for me.

“I have got all my team-mates to thank and all the coaching staff because I would not be scoring the amount of goals I am if it was not for everyone playing their part.

Goodship’s latest goal for the Terras came in a 2-0 win against Dunstable Town on Saturday, with the visiting defence presenting him with an opportunity to shoot in from six yards out and an chance Goodship did not pass up.

Goodship admitted: “I think that has probably been the easiest goal of my season to be fair and I have not had many like that so it was nice.”

Explaining his thoughts on the goal, Goodship said: “There were two on the line and I knew they were both going to come out and rush to me so I knew it would have to be quite a good finish for it to go in so I just made sure, I probably did cut it a bit close but I am just happy to hit the back of the net, to be honest.”

Goodship’s goal doubled the Terras’ lead in the first half after Calvin Brooks had slotted in the opening goal in the 42nd minute.

Goodship said: “It was a good job well done.

“We did not have our best game but we got three points and a clean sheet and sometimes that is all that matters. There is no easy game in this league and that was proven. I think Dunstable gave a good account of themselves they worked hard and made it difficult.”

When asked if the golden boot had been something on his mind Goodship said: “Of course it is something I look at, I mean every forward player wants to score goals and wants to be the top goalscorer in the league of course it is something on my mind.

“First and foremost it is about the team result and if me scoring goals helps the team then obviously they will both pay dividends. It is something I look at and hopefully come the end of the season I will be there or thereabouts right at the top. “

Goodship’s next chance to further add to his season’s tally will come with a travel to Chesham United on Saturday.

The last time the two sides faced it was in December and was Goodship’s second start for the Terras after returning from injury.

Looking ahead Goodship said: “I have never played at Chesham before but from what the boys say it is a really tough place to go. They are chasing to get in the play-offs as well so we need to put a bit of daylight between them and ourselves but it is going to be a case of going there and battling and working for every single thing that we want to get.”

Meanwhile, Weymouth’s postponed match at home against Slough Town has been rearranged for Tuesday, 27 March.

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