‘There are more to come’ says Newsham, after netting his 100th Boston United goal

Newsham scores his 100th United goal. Photo: Ken Fox.
Newsham scores his 100th United goal. Photo: Ken Fox.

He’s done it! Marc Newsham netted his 100th goal for Boston United - before declaring there are plenty more to come.

The striker became just the sixth player in Pilgrims history to reach treble figures with a clipped effort against AFC Telford United on Saturday.

“At half time I was buzzing,” said Newsham. “It’s been coming for a long time, and to finally get there is something special.

“It is a big achievement (to score 100 times) for such a big club with a great history.”

Amazingly, Newsham reached his milestone in 189 starts and 17 substitute appearances for Boston, since making his debut in 2009.

The goal poacher is now just the sixth player to reach 100 goals in the club’s history.

He sits behind Chris Cook (181), Jim Kabia (138), Wilf Notley (135), Jack Stone (130) and John Froggatt (125).

But Newsham is determined to carry on scoring for United and to climb the charts.

“You never know where you’re going to be, the way football goes,” he added.

“I’ve seen a lot of comings and goings, but hopefully I can go on to score a lot more.”

Newsham lists his favourite goals as the strike against Bradford Park Avenue which helped the club win the 2010 UniBond Premier play-off final, the drilled effort against North Ferriby in the previous round, this season’s 20-yard half volley at Vauxhall Motors and Saturday’s strike, which saw him achieve his landmark.

However, Newsham admits that the weekend finish is currently a ‘bittersweet’ goal.

After putting the Pilgrims in front, Telford came from behind to snatch victory.

And Newsham’s misery was compounded in stoppage time when Bucks keeper Ryan Young saved his penalty kick.

“It was bittersweet,” United’s two-time Player of the Year continued.

“I’m confident when I take them (penalties), but I’m bitterly disappointed.

“I’m very proud to score 100 goals, but I think I’ll appreciate it more maybe when I retire, or in a few months.

Newsham netted 29 times in his debut 2009-10 season, followed by six the next campaign.

He scored 21 times in 2011-12, 30 goals last season and is currently on 14 this campaign.