Modest Marc Newsham: I want to score in every game, but I'm not Messi
Prolific striker Marc Newsham is closing in on a century of goals for Boston United, but insists the milestone is at the back of his mind for now.
Newsham's stunning last-gasp equaliser in the 2-2 draw at Vauxhall Motors on Saturday was his 90th for the club.
Only five players – Chris Cook (181), Jim Kabia (138), Wilf Notley (135), Jack Stone (130), John Froggatt (125) – have scored 100 goals for the club.
But having hit 30 last season and four already this term, Newsham is on course to join that illustrious quintet at some point this season.
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"I'm not going to lie, it would be nice, but it's at the back of my mind at the moment," said Newsham.
"I'd like to think I can get there (this season), but I don't want to set myself up for a fall.
"I want to score in every game, but I know that's not possible, I'm not Messi.
"I'm on a good run at the moment and hopefully I can carry that on."
Newsham will be hoping to add to his burgeoning goals tally during a busy spell of four games in 10 days, which begins this Saturday against old foes Guiseley.
Like Boston, the Lions possess a new-look side this season but, under wily boss Steve Kittrick, are still expected to challenge for promotion in Skrill North.
Saturday's clash will be followed by a trip to Oxford City on Tuesday and Newsham admits it is a crucial spell for the Pilgrims as they aim to keep up their impressive start to the season.
"It's a good start, but we're not getting carry away," added Newsham, who insists there is no secret to United's upturn this season.
"We've got to build on it and the next few games will be important.
"The spirit in the dressing room is good and we've got some new characters this season. But then the spirit has always been good since I've been here. That's never been a problem.
"We've got some more experience this year and maybe that helps.
"But I don't think there's any secret to it. We're just working hard in training and putting what the gaffer wants us to do into games."
Newsham's brilliance was needed after the Pilgrims fell 2-0 behind early on at Vauxhall after a brace from Chris Noone.
Spencer Weir-Daley pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time before Newsham rammed home the equaliser from the edge of the box.
Meanwhile, Dennis Greene remains on course to sign a midfielder before United's hectic spell of four games in 10 days.
The Pilgrims boss has already identified his target, believed to be from a Skrill Premier club.
But with a fully fit squad at his disposal, Greene wants to bring the player in at the right time.
"We're quite close, but we want to get the timing right. We're playing once a week at the moment, but from this weekend we'll be playing twice a week," said Greene.
"So we don't want to put more money on the wage bill at the moment when we don't need to. It's coming along and we'll get there.
"We came through the game on Saturday with no injuries, which was key for us, and we were unchanged again.
"Yes, I need someone in, but I'm not going to panic because if we don't get the right one it can deflate a good group.
"We don't want a bad egg in a good group, we want to get the right signing."