Bishop’s Stortford striker Elliott Buchanan has been praised by his manager Rod Stringer following his match-winner against St Albans City, on Tuesday evening.

The goal gave Blues their fifth Herts Charity Cup success in six seasons, and took Buchanan’s tally to the season to 33.

“Elliott has had an unbelievable season, and he’s been a great signing for us” said Stringer. “He’s scored some absolutely fantastic goals for us.

“I think he’s scored more in the league than Dwight Gayle did and he’s a player I really want to keep next season, no manager wants a goalscorer to leave.

“He deserves to win the golden boot and I hope that they only include league goals rather that play-off ones. That would seem a bit unfair given that [Ebbsfleet’s Matt] Godden might have an extra three games.”

Buchanan heads into Saturday’s final league game of the season on 27 league goals, four ahead of Godden. Gosport’s Justin Bennett is a further goal back on 22 while Whitehawk’s Danny Mills – who could also be in the play-offs – also has 22.


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