Goal ma­chine Chad fires him­self to top of charts

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Scene By You - BY SAM CAR­ROLL sam.car­[email protected]­plc.com @SamCar­roll0

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.”

Chad Whyte scored his 29th goal of the sea­son for the Lin­nets last Satur­day BurscoughFC1946

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