Ashington striker Glen Taylor broke a personal record on Saturday when he scored four goals in his side’s 8-1 win over Billingham Town at Bedford Terrace.
Twenty-three-year-old Taylor said afterwards: “As soon as I got the second I wanted to go on and get a hat-trick.
“I would have been happy to have settled for that so to get a fourth was an added bonus.
“The pick of the bunch for me was the second, which was a back flick, but I was also happy with them all.
“The first not only put us 2-1 ahead but it was Thierry Henry-esque whilst the last was a really good pass from James Taylor.”
Taylor has set himself a target of 30 for the season.
“It’s not very often that a player scores four in a game,” he said.
“It’s better than notching a hat-trick and is a brilliant feeling.
“Before Saturday’s game I had netted five, so I’ve more or less doubled my tally and it’s only the second month into the season, so I am on course to reach my target.”
And Taylor, along with fellow players Andrew Johnson and Craig Scott, physio Leanne Symonds and supporter Alf Marchetti, all completed the Great North Run on Sunday.