Blyth Spartans winger Arran Wearmouth crashed home his first goal in 18 months to seal three points at Salford City and immediately set his sights on getting on the scoresheet on a more regular basis.
The former Bishop Auckland player failed to trouble the scorers at all last season but got his reward for an impressive start to the current campaign with a late winner against the Ammies. But now he wants more.
He said: “I didn’t score at all last season and I have to improve because I know I can do it.
“The goal will give me the confidence and I just want to keep getting on the scoresheet now.”
And Wearmouth revealed it is not just the goal that is inspiring him but the part played by his team-mates, although not necessarily for all of the right reasons.
He added: “I have taken some stick for not scoring so hopefully that will shut some of the critics up.
“The lads were talking about it on the way down and it’s nice to show that I can do it, hopefully it is the first of many.”