GLEN Taylor – the record breaker.

Not many players in non league can boast such consistently good numbers in football and the Spennymoor Town striker continues to show why he is so deadly in front of goal in the sixth tier of English football.

Following last Saturday’s 2-1 win over Kettering Town, Taylor now tops the club’s all time goalscoring charts after scoring the second goal in the game to hand them the three points at the Brewery Field.

The 31-year-old’s record in Spennymoor colours now stands at 140 goals. He climbs above club stalwart and current coach Gavin Cogdon and cements his place in their history books.

Speaking after breaking the record in the victory over Kettering, Taylor said: “It’s been a long time coming really. I’ve had it in my sights once I hit 100. Obviously it’s brilliant to take over from Gav who has been such a club legend and I have got a lot of respect for Gavan so it’s a really nice feeling.

“I suppose it was a bit of a perfect script to score the winning goal. It was a free-kick and there was a slight deflection but I’ll take it.

“I’m pleased that it has only taken us one game so it’s not lingering over us because I felt before the game that it was all about whether I could score the goal for the record. People forget that I might not actually score in the game.

“To score is brilliant but I’m just pleased that I can score it and move on.”

Taylor has been one of the most potent strikers at National League North level for a number of years and won the division’s Player of the Year Award in 2019. He recently put pen-to-paper on a new contract at the Brewery Field that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2024.

Over the years, there has been reported interest from teams higher up the football pyramid at non league level but Taylor has stayed loyal to Moors opting to continue to play in part-time football.

His record this season stands at 20 goals from 28 games and sits second in the division’s goalscoring charts. He trails current leader and Gateshead striker Macauley Longstaff by one goal.

Moors joint manager Bernard Morley, who is in charge of Moors alongside Anthony Johnson, said: “Glen Taylor occupies two or three players every single game and while they are doing that around Glen, the likes of Jordan Thewliss, Robert Ramshaw and Jordan Preston are getting a bit of luxury and more space than what you would normally get.

“It’s unselfish of Glen and he’s been unselfish since we’ve been working with him. His goal record is unbelievable and he’s as good as we’ve worked with.

“You say that at most football clubs you go to when you have a number nine that scores twenty goals a season but we’ve managed some very good centre forwards in our time. When you come to Spennymoor and you know you’ve got the likes of Glen Taylor up top, you’re halfway there.

“His numbers since we come in have been very good. Hopefully he’ll continue to do that and his goals will play a massive part if we get where we need to get to.”

Moors are on a six match unbeaten run in the league and currently sit four points off the National League North play-offs but other teams have games in hand on them. They return to action tomorrow afternoon when they host second bottom AFC Telford who have failed to win any of their last three games.