Boston United striker Southwell has 20 vision

Dayle Southwell.
Dayle Southwell.

Striker Dayle Southwell has set himself a target of 20 goals for the season after opening his Boston United account.

The summer signing bagged a brace as the Pilgrims left Colwyn Bay with a 3-2 victory and their 100 per cent record in the Vanarama North still in tact.

With the scores locked at 1-1 the former Grimsby Town man scored twice in the space of five minutes to put Boston comfortably in front.

And despite the Seagulls snatching their second of the afternoon deep into stoppage time, it was United who ended the day second in the table, behind old foes Guiseley on goal difference.

“It was a long time coming, but now it’s come it feels great,” said Southwell.

“We got the three points, but the goals mean so much more to you as a striker.

“I’m trying to get as many goals as I can and do well for the team.

“I’d always want 20 (goals in a season). Any more than that’s a bonus, but 20 is my target.”

Southwell scored his first senior hat-trick for the Mariners last season in their FA Trophy victory against Coalville Town.

An he came within a whisker of leaving North Wales with another matchball, but his 20-yard free kick late in the game hit the Bay post.

“I struck it perfectly, it just hit the wrong side of the post,” Southwell added.

“I’d love a few more. If another hat--trick comes my way I’d happily take it.

“The first few goals of the season are so important, they take the pressure off your shoulders and now you can go relax and hopefully get a load more.

“If the midfielders and strikers keep creating chances then I’ll be in the right place to get on the end of them.”