JAMES WHITE admits the midweek wonder strike by Concord teammate Taylor Miles is one of the best goals he has ever seen.
Video footage of Miles’ chest control then dipping 40-yard volley over Chelmsford keeper and ex-Beachboy Tom Lovelock has proved an internet sensation this week.
It proved decisive in Tuesday’s 2-1 Vanarama South victory at home to local rivals Chelmsford and midfielder White said: “I’ve been playing men’s senior football since I was 15 and seen some great goals – but that one stands out.
“I think it was especially good because it won a derby match in front of a good crowd.
“A lot of people who have seen it might think he’ll never do that again but I know from training that he is one of those players who has got that technical ability to do things like that.
“He is a great lad too and popular in our dressing room.
“And I’ll leave the spectacular goals to him because I am more of a passer really!”
White’s good form alongside Alex Woodyard in the heart of Concord’s midfield has coincided with their fine recent run of form, which has seen them take 10 from the last 12 points available.
Former Thurrock man White says he and ex-Southend man Woodyard have worked hard to fill the void left by the playing retirement of Beachboys stalwart Nicky Cowley, and that with Miles they now have some good options in the middle of the park.
But they will face the sternest of tests this weekend with a trip to league leaders Boreham Wood, with whom they played out a 1-1 draw in November.
White said: “We were not at our best on Tuesday but we have had some good results lately and no team in this division fazes us.
“Danny Cowley keeps our feet on the ground and we are focused on reaching the 45 point mark and safety.
“So we will just continue to take it one game at a time and see where that takes us – but we know it will be tough at Boreham Wood.”
* Concord’s postponed Vanarama South trip to Maidenhead United has now been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 10. And the visit of Havant & Waterlooville, which did not go ahead because of Concord’s Essex Senior Cup commitments, will now be played on Tuesday, March 24.