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Justin Corday determined to maintain goalscoring form

Somerset captain Justin Corday, left, (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

Justin Corday, the Somerset Trojans captain, will be keen to continue his goalscoring streak as his side seek to clinch qualification to the Dudley Eve Trophy quarter-finals.

The 27-year-old forward netted in Somerset’s 1-1 draw with Boulevard and 2-2 stalemate with X-Roads in their first two group B matches.

“Obviously I like scoring and I am playing a little higher up the pitch, so I am going to expect more from myself in terms of goals,” Corday told The Royal Gazette. “Just get the chance and finish it, that’s all I can do.”

Somerset will face off against group leaders PHC Zebras in their final group match at Devonshire Recreation Club tonight, where a victory would see them join their rivals in the last eight of the competition. Kick-off is at 7pm.

Corday believes his team deserved more than a share of the spoils in their first two encounters.

“Both draws were self inflicted,” he added. “We gave teams goals whereby we had to work for ours.

“That’s just something we are going to work to get out of our game and once that goes it’s only up for us. We can only get better.”

On each occasion Somerset were forced to chase the game after falling behind.

“That’s what our season has kind of been about so far,” Corday said.

“We haven’t really had the start we wanted to have.

“But we are working on things in training and slowly but surely we are starting to see it on the pitch, so it’s progression. That’s what we want to see and all we can ask for.

“We have a young core of guys. I think we have probably one or two guys over 30 that’s it.

“It’s encouraging what we see, but there is a lot of work left to do.”

Somerset are second in the group with two points, four adrift of PHC, with Boulevard ahead of bottom team X-Roads on goal difference with a point each.

Meanwhile, Boulevard and X-Roads will also be keen to get a first win under their belts to enhance their own chances of clinching the sole automatic quarter-final spot up for grabs when they lock horns in the second match of tonight’s double-header.

Kick-off is scheduled for 9pm.

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Published September 17, 2022 at 8:03 am (Updated September 17, 2022 at 8:03 am)

Justin Corday determined to maintain goalscoring form

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