Poole looking forward to Blues trip to Staines
It will be a homecoming of sorts for Billericay Town midfielder Glenn Poole when his side go to Staines Town tomorrow in the Conference South.
Poole earmarked this game as one he was looking forward to when the fixtures came out because he knows many regulars at Wheatsheaf Park because of his time at their League neighbours Brentford.
“I used to live five minutes away from Staines’ ground for about two years while I was at Brentford, so I’m very familiar with the place,” he said.
“But the first time I’d ever gone there to play was last season with Thurrock, and I scored.
“It’s a good set-up there with a nice pitch, and I know the manager Marcus Gayle from my time at Wimbledon, and a few of the players like Elliott Godfrey, Lewis Ferrell and the keeper Jack Turner. And some of the Brentford fans who know me might be in the crowd.
“So I’ll say hello but I’m not going there to do anyone any favours.
“We’ve really clicked into gear over the past two weeks and we’re now playing how we should be playing.
“That result against Eastleigh (a 4-0 win) and the performance against Tonbridge has confirmed to some of our younger players they do belong at this level and confidence is high now.”
Poole has always been a free-scoring midfielder but he admits it was a first for him this week when his manager Craig Edwards phoned him to tell him he is currently the division’s top scorer after an incredible run of six successful penalties in Town’s last six games.
Poole said: “I’ve scored nearly 200 goals in my career but I’ve never been top of the scoring charts. So it’s a nice feeling – even if it lasts for just a week!
“I’ve never known a run of penalties like this is such a short space of time but I think we get them because we are a quick side and play at a high tempo.
“But I don’t feel any pressure because I’ve got a special technique – which I’m not going to reveal because some keepers might be reading this!
“I set myself a target of 15 goals this season, which was a bit tongue in cheek.
“But I already have six and when I start chipping in with some ‘proper’ goals too I think I can reach that.”
Story supplied James Colasanti at the Echo Newspaper.