Golcar United joint manager Ash Connor has revealed that top scorer Ash Flynn could be sidelined for several weeks. 

The Weavers’ boss believes Flynn might have to miss the next few games due to a hamstring injury caused when he scored his 19th goal of the season on Saturday.

Connor, however, isn’t short on attacking options but Flynn has scored almost half the team’s 41 goals this term and will be a big miss. 

On Flynn’s injury Connor said: “Ash has yet to talk to the physio and so when that happens we’ll know more. I can see him being out for a few weeks though, sadly. He has done amazingly well since coming here and fitted in right away. 

“Although he is a big loss we have other front players who can score too. We have Mike Fish who has scored goals wherever he has been. Although he is 36 he still knows where the net is.” 

Golcar beat Daisy Hill 4-1 on Saturday bouncing back from a 7-3 thumping at leaders Bury AFC. Connor was pleased to get the win despite it not being as convincing a performance as the scoreline suggests. 

He said: “It was good to get back to winning ways following the defeat to Bury. I knew the boys were chomping at the bit to play and put things right. We can forget about Bury now and try and get on another run.”

Dan Naidole (left) with Dan Stocker

Golcar were set on their way with an early goal from Dan Naidole who said: “We went back to basics after a really poor performance at Bury.

“It was a great result away at Daisy Hill. It wasn’t a 10/10 performance but we needed a reaction after Tuesday and we did what was needed to get the three points.

“I got another goal, that’s eight for me now. There was some luck to my goal but a goal is a goal and it got us off to a good early start.

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“Our changing room has some great experience playing at higher levels. The lads knew we had to put the Bury game behind us and move on. Now we can look forward to a run of games which we’ve not had for several weeks.” 

Next up for Golcar is the twice re-arranged home clash with second-bottom Cleator Moor Celtic on Tuesday (8.00). Connor said: “Despite their position in the table we know it will be a tough test. They have some real attacking threats and they won their last game too so they’ll be coming into this game very positively.”

Celtic were docked three points and fined £750 for pulling out of the original date for the fixture on the August Bank Holiday weekend. Golcar will move into second behind Bury with a victory.

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