Jonathan Giles made it two goals in two games for Ashington on Saturday but then admitted that he may have to return to his roots down south.
Ascot born Giles scored the first and had a hand in the second as the Colliers beat Durham City 2-0 at New Ferens Park.
But the 20-year-old, who has been studying physics, said: “I’m in my final year at Durham University and after completing my exams I graduate in June.
“If I can get a job in this area then I will stay, but what’s probably going to happen is I’m going to have to move back down south for a bit, which is a shame.”
Giles, who has also worn the colours of Durham City, added: “The build-up play for my goal was brilliant.
“All I had to do was to tap the ball into the net from Tony Stephenson’s cross, then I helped with a pass for the second goal.
“The boys have been very welcoming. I came straight back into the set-up on Saturday and I’ve had a great time here, although I’ve only played two games.
“It’s been brilliant and I’ve enjoyed it, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens on the job front.”