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Nathan Minhas aiming to break Ascot United record

Young Ascot striker targeting 40 goals

Nathan Minhas aiming to break Ascot United record

Ascot United’s top scorer is aiming to break a club record before moving on to National League South side Billericay Town in the summer.

The Yellamen’s striker has already scored 30 goals in all competitions this season and is the Hellenic League Premier Division’s top scorer with 24.

Speaking in this weeks Bracknell News, Ascot manager Jamie Tompkins said his young forward was aiming to be the leagues top scorer and break an Ascot record.

He said: “[Nathan] wants to be the league’s leading scorer and is hoping to break the 40-goal mark to get the most goals in a season by an Ascot player – he’s just 10 away. It’s good motivation for him and I am confident he will do it.”

Related: Nathan Minhas on target on international duty

Hellenic League top scorers

The bar for the Hellenic League Premier Division’s top scorer has been set pretty high over the last two seasons.

Thatcham Town's Shane Cooper-Clark. Photo: Richard Claypole.
Thatcham Town’s Shane Cooper-Clark. Photo: Richard Claypole.

At the end of 2017/18 it was Thatcham Town striker Shane Cooper-Clark with 40 Hellenic League goals while the season before it was Thame United’s Lynton Goss with 42.

There were a few less league net busters in 2015/16 but Anaclet Odhiambo still put away 27 goals for Kidlington in their promotion season while in 2014/15 it was Flackwell Heath’s Gavin James with 38.

Minhas’ future

As for 2018/19, Minhas’ future lies with National League South side Billericay Town.

Nathan Minhas. Photo: Neil Graham.
Nathan Minhas. Photo: Neil Graham.

He will join the Essex side on a two year deal, though it’s entirely possible the Blues could be a National League Premier club by then in spite of current off field drama that has seen a number of high profile players leave the club.

Billericay are currently second in the league, a point behind leaders Torquay United with a game in hand.

Minhas was highlighted recently in Ian Ridley’s Non League Paper column. Salisbury manager Steve Claridge had asked Ridley to go and scout the striker and he duly recommended him to the Whites boss, however Billericay beat them to the signature.

Main image: Nathan Minhas by Robert Mack/Shooting Stars.

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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of FootballinBracknell. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Trinity Mirror. Manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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