Ash Sammons is targeting 15 goals from midfield for Corby Town this season and he was delighted to get off the mark at the weekend.
The attacking midfielder, who joined the Steelmen from Redditch United during the summer, got the Vanarama National League North campaign off to a flying start when he put his team in front inside 40 seconds in Saturday’s opener at Curzon Ashton.
The hosts battled back to lead 2-1 but Sammons struck again with 13 minutes to go to earn what he felt was a well-deserved point for Tommy Wright’s side.
The Steelmen will be looking to build on that when they take on Gloucester City in their first home match of the season at Steel Park tomorrow (Wednesday) night.
And Sammons is hoping there will be more goals to come, although he doesn’t mind if he is scoring or creating them.
“I want to be playing high up the pitch and creating goals for others as well as scoring a few myself,” the midfielder said.
“Goals win matches and scoring or creating goals gives me the same thrill a goalkeeper or defender has when they keep a clean sheet.
“My target is to get 15 goals from midfield and to get two straight away was perfect from a personal point of view.
“But the most important thing was playing a part in getting a good result for the team and, in the end, I think that’s what we got.
“I thought it was a fair result. They played very well in the first half but we were definitely better than them for the last 30 minutes and our fitness levels allowed that to happen.
“You can never judge how the season is going to go after the first game. We will probably know a bit more once we have played six or seven matches.
“We will just take things step by step but obviously we want to get that first win on the board.”
Don’t miss more from Ash Sammons in Thursday’s Corby Telegraph and find a match report and reaction to the Steelmen’s clash with Gloucester on this website