Sunday 11th September 2005
Jenkins' goalscoring record hopes dashed
|Cray Wanderers fans were disappointed
this week after two club secretaries dashed their hopes of making history,
reports The Non League Paper.
The Ryman League division one leaders believed player-manager Ian Jenkins had set the record for scoring in consecutive seasons after his FA Cup strike in their 6-0 preliminary round win at Steyning Town made it 14-years on the trot he has hit the net for the club.
But his tally was blown out of the water by King's Lynn's Micky Wright - who secretary Martin Davidson confirmed, scored in 20 consecutive seasons.
Wright, who Lynn historian Steve Addison claims is also Non-League record appearance holder with 1,152 games under his belt, signed from Northampton as a 19-year-old in 1961.
"I'm sure Tommy Taylor could do with a goalscorer like Micky at the moment!" Davidson said. "If anyone can beat his record, I take my hat off to him."
The midfielder ended his career at the Linnets with a goal in his 20th and final season with the winner in their match at Gateshead in 1982.
Wright, now 65, is still a regular visitor to watch Taylor's side in the Southern League.
Welling United were also quick to put their former centre-half Nigel Ransom in the frame after his 16-years of scoring service at Park View Road.
Ransom, who ended his Wings' career in 1992, made more than 1,000 appearances for the Kent club.
Welling's Barry Hobbins said: "Nigel's record was amazing,. He has gone down in our club's history even if he is not the British record holder."