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."