Turner closes in on a century
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.
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.
“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.”