Spennymoor striker Gavin Cogdon is hoping that he won’t be booked for his celebrations if he scores against Witton Albion on Saturday.

Cogdon will be entrusted with the task of firing Moors to FA Cup glory against the Evostik First Division side, and should he find the back of the net, is hoping that he won’t fall foul of the referee afterwards.

Cogdon has been a prolific scorer wherever he’s played in the past, and he’s always celebrated in style.

However, when Moors beat Dunston 3-0 two rounds ago, the man in black reckoned that “Titch” overstepped the mark when he scored the opening goal of the game.

“When the ball hit the back of the net, I immediately ran behind the back of the goal and high-fived a couple of our fans,” he said. “There were only 20 or so people behind the goal, it wasn’t as if they all started surging forward. I didn’t take my shirt off and whirl it around my head, and I didn’t jump the barrier.

“I couldn’t believe it when I was booked for over-celebrating, it was crazy.”

So when he scored last Saturday against Whitley Bay, instead of running behind the goal, he did a handstand instead. What’s in store for today?

“I haven’t made my mind up yet. One of the lads suggested that I do something like the boss, Jason Ainsley, performed in the clubhouse after we won at Ashton United in the last round. He did a robot dance, but I thought he looked more like a robot without batteries.”

Cogdon reckons that Moors are approaching the form which has helped them to lift the league title in the last two seasons.

“As a team, we haven’t been 100 per cent this season, but there have been some very good signs over the last fortnight. It was a good win at Ashton, and then we played well against Penrith and Whitley Bay in the league.

“Saturday is a massive game for the club and me. After missing a few games at the start of the season because of injury and suspension, I feel that I’m getting back to my best – and if I score today, I assure you that I’ll be celebrating!”

Witton Albion are currently third top in the Evostik First Division North, a division below Ashton United whom Spennymoor beat in the last round. They have won four of their six home league games this season.