Goal machine Chad fires himself to top of charts
CHAD WHYTE became the Hallmark Security Football League’s top scorer last weekend after netting the final goal in Burscough’s excellent 4-1 victory over West Didsbury & Chorlton.
West, managed by former Linnets boss Dave Powell, had won four of their previous five games and netted 15 goals in the process but were no match for Terry Green’s rejuvenated Linnets.
Prince Ekpolo and former Fleetwood Town forward Connor Finlayson handed Burscough a two-goal advantage at the break before Jordan Lorde made it three after the interval.
Powell’s side pulled a goal back with less than 10 minutes remaining but Whyte netted his 29th strike of an impressive campaign before the final whistle.
“You’ve got every person knocking on your door for Chad,” Green admitted after the win.
“Everyone would have him at this standard of football and even a couple of divisions higher. “He’s just a natural goalscorer. “I’ve brought young Connor [Finlayson] in, who’s 18, and they’ve gelled really well together.
“He’s learning and Chad is a really good teacher.
“What he does on the pitch is fantastic and what he does off the pitch is really good.
“That’s what we want for all of these young lads, to look at someone like Chad and say this is what we’re trying to achieve. “It’s fantastic. “That many goals at this stage of the season is brilliant.”
Green, who has led Burscough on a nine-game unbeaten run to elevate them into fifth, also ruled out the possibility of any more new signings at Victoria Park.
The former Squires Gate assistant arrived at the Linnets at the beginning of November and has lost just one league game since taking charge, adding several new players in the process.
“I’m happy with what we’ve got,” Green added.
“Unfortunately we just can’t get the same side out every week.
“I’m having to chop and change because of injuries and suspensions. It’s good to have Terry Cummings back after a hamstring injury. He’s a fantastic player so it’s good to have him back. Yves Zama is close to returning and when everyone is back I’m more than happy with the size of the squad.”