LEWIS TAAFFE felt he finally got the goals his efforts deserved in Tuesday night’s huge win over Havant.
The Concord striker, 22, has won many admirers for his tirelessly leading of the line – not least his manager Danny Cowley – but he had not scored a Vanarama South goal since he got the winner against Staines Town on January 4.
But his midweek display in the 3-2 victory over the Hawks had it all – including two finely taken goals – and Taaffe now plans to add a few more to his season’s tally of 12 in the Beachboys’ mouth-watering conclusion to the campaign.
The ex-Histon forward told the club’s website: “I was happy with all aspects of my game on Tuesday.
“I kept chasing until I came off with five minutes to go because I knew how important the game was to us.
“Recently I have been working hard but not getting the goals or creating the chances to do myself justice.
“But my luck changed on Tuesday and I am glad I scored because it has been a frustrating time in terms of that.”
Taaffe (pictured above) is now three goals behind Steve Cawley in the race for Rangers’ Golden Boot honour.
And he said: “At the start of the season Steve and I both set ourselves a target of getting 15 goals each so we are doing okay.
“We have tended to score in batches – he will get a few in a run when I have a bit of a drought and then the other way around.
“The main thing is the team wins but we are strikers and we are competitive so we both want to finish as top scorer.”
Taaffe will be looking to continue his good form when Concord host Ebbsfleet tomorrow, with a big crowd expected at the Aspect Arena.
He said: “They are a good side and they have spent a lot of money since Jamie Day went in there as manager.
“They have got players like Danny Kedwell who has League experience, so we know they are strong.
“But there is a lot of belief in our dressing room at the moment and we know that on our day we can beat anyone.”