Emley AFC’s Joe Jagger has scored 26 goals in half a season – and he’s dreaming of hitting the magic 50 goals by the end of the campaign, though he knows it’s a tall order.
Emley are currently second in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division on 38 points after 18 fixtures. The Pewits have only lost two games all season, both being to table toppers North Ferriby. Emley are currently eleven points behind North Ferriby and have two games in hand on their promotion rivals.
Jagger is the league’s top scorer and he’s hungry for more goals.
He said: “I have mentioned to a few at the club that I’d love to hit 50 goals but that’s more of a pipe dream, realistically I’d be content with 35. However, I know I am more than capable of achieving 40+ with the players in this side to help me.”
Looking at the season so far Jagger said: “Generally speaking we are happy with where we are in the league. We know that we can raise our standards and create more opportunities in the attacking third.
“Personally I’m very happy with the start to the season. Hopefully this continues further into the season and I can help contribute to some success for the club in league or cups.
“The second half of the season will be interesting as we have now set the standards points wise and also in the cups that we are still in. This does set us up nicely to be successful but also it’s important for us to know that we haven’t achieved anything yet.”
Keeping their feet on the ground is an important point that Jagger makes, but he also acknowledges the very positive atmosphere around the club.
“The club’s atmosphere is fantastic at the minute and the two losses to North Ferriby are a big factor as to why we are second and not top of the league,” he said.
“However there is a long way to go and in our league anybody can beat anybody. We just have to keep doing what we are doing and winning games.”
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