The boot race! Boston United’s Newsham and Miller are both in the running for the Skrill North’s top scorer accolade

Marc Newsham.
Marc Newsham.

Marc Newsham believes there is still all to play for in the race to finish the campaign as Boston United’s leading scorer.

The striker - who grabbed his 100th goal for the Pilgrims in December - has spent the majority of the campaign as the club’s top marksman.

But after bagging nine goals in the past eight matches, Ricky Miller has overtaken his strike partner.

Miller has 27 goals to his name in all competitions, while Newsham is six behind.

And although Newsham knows the club’s success carries more significance this season, he is relishing the battle with his teammate.

“It’s good competition, but as long as the team’s winning that’s the main thing,” Newsham said.

“We’re not in competition with each other, we’re doing it for the good of the team

“Ricky’s scoring a few goals and hopefully he can score a few more.

“But, hopefully, so can I.”

Newsham has previouly finished as the Pilgrims’ golden boot winner in three of his four previous seasons at the club, scoring, 29, six, 21 and 30 times in each previous campaign.

In 2011, Spencer Weir-Daley was the club’s top scorer with 14 goals.

Newsham and Miller are also both in contention for the league’s golden boot award.

Miller is joint-second in the overall standings, level with Brackley’s Stefan Moore on 23 Skrill North strikes.

Newsham is in joint third on 20, level with North Ferriby’s Nathan Jarman.

The division’s top marksman is Altrincham’s James Walshaw.

He has bagged 25 goals to date.