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Louis Breaks Fifty-Year Scoring Record

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Fifty years to the day that Tony Jacques set a club record for scoring in consecutive league games for Banbury United from start of a season, Jefferson Louis broke it.

It was a disappointing result for United on Saturday in the Evo-Stik League South Premier, but with Louis scoring it should be recognised that his goal means he has now broken a 50-year-old record held by club legendary striker Tony Jacques.

Season 1967/68 saw Jacques score in the first five league games of the season.

These were away to Gravesend & Northfleet (where he got a hat-trick on opening day in a 7-0 win), followed by a goal in a 3-2 loss away to Folkestone Town, a goal in a 3-1 win at home to Bexley United, the only goal for United in a 1-1 draw away to Ramsgate Athletic and finally a goal in a 3-2 home win over Merthyr Tydfil.

But now fifty years to the day that Jacques set that club record on Saturday, 9th September 1967 by scoring against Merthyr Tydfil, it was broken on Saturday when Louis scored against Frome Town as he has now scored in the first six league games of this season.

Louis has scored one goal in each of the games at home to Dorchester Town, away to Chesham United, away to Hitchin Town, at home to Bishop`s Stortford, away to Dunstable Town and finally on Saturday at home to Frome.


About Author

Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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