Date: Wed 19 Mar 2014

Rhys Griffiths targets WPL Golden Boot

Rhys Griffiths has set his sights on winning the Corbett Sports WPL golden boot award after soaring to the top of the charts with a record-breaking haul against Afan Lido.

The Port Talbot striker scored seven times against the Steelmen’s rivals in last Friday’s local derby.

That bettered the achievement of Marc Lloyd Williams, who twice scored six during one game.

It took Griffiths’s league tally to 18, meaning he now leads the top scorers table, two ahead of Aberystwyth’s Chris Venables.

And the former Llanelli man will be gunning for more goals when Prestatyn visit the GenQuip Stadium on Saturday.

“The golden boot is something I think about, it’s something I will always be known for and it’s an award I would love to win again,” said Griffiths, who has claimed the prize seven times before.

“But the most important thing is the club. We’ve had a disappointing season, we have underachieved. As much as I loved scoring seven goals It doesn’t make up for that fact.”

Griffiths is the league’s second all-time leading scorer behind Lloyd Williams.

He began his astonishing spree last Friday with a 12th minute penalty to cancel out a shock Lido opener.

Martin Rose then put the Steelmen ahead against their bottom-placed hosts at the break before Griffiths struck five more times in the second period, including another from the spot.

“It is something to be proud of but to be honest it hasn’t really sunk in yet,” added Griffiths.

“We were playing against a side who are struggling in the league and they went down to ten men early, but it is a nice achievement.

“I’m happy with every record that I can get. I want as many as I can.

“I don’t think anyone has stepped up to the plate this year, I don’t think anyone has been exceptional in front of goal.

“Chris Venables has been outstanding from midfield. He’s the best player in the league by a country mile.”

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