18th Jan, 2019

Team comes before personal targets, says Bromsgrove Sporting hot-shot Gregory

Craig Gibbons 24th Aug, 2018

FINDING the back of the net is certainly second nature for Bromsgrove Sporting’s Richard Gregory but the prolific striker remained coy on his personal targets for the season, stressing the team comes first.

When Gregory joined the Rouslers last season from Stafford Rangers, he scored an incredible 30 goals in 27 appearances in all competitions for the Midland League Premier Division champions, including a remarkable run of netting in 12 consecutive games.

And the former Stratford Town and Leamington hot-shot has carried on his fruitful goal-scoring run into the start of the Southern League Division One Central campaign.

Gregory netted from the spot in the 4-1 victory over AFC Dunstable last Saturday before bagging five goals in the 11-0 demolition of Kidlington on Tuesday night.

Sitting on six goals after two games, Gregory admitted he was ‘buzzing’ from the start he had made but nobody will ever know how many he’d like to score this season, stressing team results outweigh personal targets.

“I do set targets in my head but I don’t like saying what they are as I just take each games it comes,” he said.

“I try to score as many as I can and I know with the players around me I can do that but it’s not all about me, it’s about the team.

“Like in the game against Kidlington, if someone is in a better position than me I’ll gladly pass it to them.”

Although it’s early days in the season, Gregory believes Sporting certainly have what it takes to claim a third successive promotion.

“What I love about us at the moment is we are all trying to get the very best out of each other,” he said.

“We’ve all got that winning mentality from last season and from the season before for a few of the lads.

“We want to keep that going.

“I know from being in and around pre-season we have got the ability to do well but it’s about being mentally right every single week.

“Of course we are not going to win every single game but we will do our best to win as many as we can.

“I’m sure we’ll be up there again this season.”

With a big FA Cup clash against higher-ranked Alvechurch tomorrow (Saturday), Gregory insisted Sporting have nothing to fear.

“We’ve been to watch them and don’t get me wrong, they’re a good solid side, but we’ve got nothing to fear,” he added.

“We’ll be going over there as underdogs so I think they’ll be fearing us more than we are fearing them that’s for sure.

“Alvechurch are going to fancy themselves being in a higher division than us but we’ve got nothing to worry about.”

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