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He may be on the cusp of bringing up a century of goals for the club, but Aaron Turner would much rather Lakenheath win this weekend than him reach a personal landmark.

Aaron Turner in action for Lakenheath in the Suffolk Senior Cup final
Aaron Turner in action for Lakenheath in the Suffolk Senior Cup final

Lakenheath make the trip to Norwich CBS on Saturday (3pm) aiming to build upon their 3-2 win over Needham Market Reserves last time out.

A goal would bring up three figures in a yellow and green shirt for Turner, who is in his second stint with The Pit-based outfit.

However, while he admits finding the net for the 100th time would be a ‘big achievement’, the playmaker is more concerned about Lakenheath racking up their fifth win of the season.

“It has been creeping up for a little while and it is obviously a big achievement,” said the 30-year-old.

“It does not happen too often in non-league because players move around so much.

“But at the same time the team comes first. I had a couple of chances on Saturday and did not take them, but we won and that is all that matters.

Turner has also played for the likes of Mildenhall Town, Soham Town Rangers and Newmarket Town
Turner has also played for the likes of Mildenhall Town, Soham Town Rangers and Newmarket Town

“If I score on Saturday and we end up getting beat, it is going to take some of the shine off it.

“Lakenheath is a great club and I really enjoy being here, so to get to 100 would be great, whenever it happens.”

Turner, who has helped himself to four goals this term, has been part of a new-look Lakenheath side that have already had ups and downs since their promotion to the Thurlow Nunn League First Division North in the summer.

Eye-catching wins over the likes of Diss Town and Felixstowe & Walton United Reserves have been off-set by disappointing defeats at the hands of Downham Town and Haverhill Borough.

However, once the players start to gel, Turner is confident a positive few months lie ahead.

“It takes time, but once the new players bed in we should have a good season,” he added.

“The players are good enough, it is just a case of being patient.”