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Max York has the taste for goals at Histon

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Max York in action for Histon against FC Clacton. Picture: Keith Heppell
Max York in action for Histon against FC Clacton. Picture: Keith Heppell

Skipper is Stutes' joint leading scorer

A haul of 13 goals by the second week in November is a tally many strikers would appreciate, and would be a dream target for most centre-backs.

Not Max York though, with the Histon captain bettering his total for the whole of last season by heading in the opener in their 3-0 win over FC Clacton in the Thurlow Nunn League, Premier Division.

It makes the centre-back the Stutes’ joint top scorer with Ed Rolph, who was also on target against Clacton, with their scoring completed by a brilliant 25-yard strike into the top corner by Danny Gould.

“I’ve got to try and contribute in some ways,” joked York, who is a talisman of the team.

“One year I scored 12 at Biggleswade at Step Three, so that was quite a special season.

“To score 13 in a year is a great feat, but to do it in November is really good. I keep winding Ed [Rolph] that he has to come back and score some goals, and he has; and Browny [Dan Brown] is scoring as well.

“I think between us we have scored 38 goals, which is nice.”

Histon are currently top of the table by six points, with a goal difference of plus 28 and games in hand; they had a good run in the FA Cup and are still in the FA Vase and the Cambridgeshire Invitation Cup.

It is all building up to a good season for the Stutes, and they are just aiming to continue their momentum.

“I would probably say the key is an element of everything,” said York, who along with the rest of the defence and keeper Sam Roach have been vital in only conceding two goals at the Glass World Stadium so far this season.

“To be great all round the pitch, to improve week by week, to rely on each other, to have a sense of camaraderie between us where we want to play for each other and also when you’re winning games there is nothing better.

“We have definitely got a style of play which a lot of teams when they play against us seem to comment they don’t like, but it works and it’s effective.

“It’s the experience within us as a squad now to know how to play, when to play and in what time of the game.

“When we’re under pressure, maybe it might be a longer ball; when there is time we can play, we put them under pressure and on the back foot and that’s when to get the ball down and work it in the right areas.

“We are a good footballing side. As much as we’re known for playing longer and in the right areas, we can also play.”

York is not just hoping to maintain his own scoring exploits, but that of the team.

“It would be great to keep scoring goals as a club as well,” he added.

“We are 28 goals in front (in the table) and come the end of the season, that could be worth an extra point.”

Histon are away to Framlingham Town this Saturday (November 24).

The Stutes’ third round FA Vase game at home to Leverstock Green will take place on Sunday, December 3.

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