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King's Lynn Town equaliser at Southport 'the best goal I've ever scored', admits Adam Marriott

Adam Marriott admitted his sensational strike during King's Lynn Town's 2-1 victory over Southport in the National League North last weekend was his best ever goal.

The 28-year-old frontman - who took his league tally to 19 for the season - produced his moment of magic midway through the first half in Merseyside following a stunning 21-pass move.

Marriott's wonder goal - and the build-up that led to it - won many admirers on social media this week and he said: "I think it's definitely my number one.

Striker Adam Marriott who scored two goals to take his tally to 17 for the season. (21349253)
Striker Adam Marriott who scored two goals to take his tally to 17 for the season. (21349253)

"It's the best goal I've ever scored in terms of the finish and the move leading up to it.

"We kept hold of the ball for so long and I was thinking during the move that it would be nice if we could finish it off with a goal.

"It opened up for me a little bit on the edge of the box and with me being in good form, I thought why not have a go.

"I hit it well and I thought it was going over the woodwork to start with, but it dipped at the last minute.

"Yes I've scored the goal, but the boys deserve all the praise because they have set it up for me.

"It's obviously nice to get the recognition but getting the three points were more important than the goal."

The overall quality of the goal came as no surprise to Marriott who continues to score for fun in Lynn colours.

He now has 42 goals in 49 games since arriving at The Walks from Boston United and has found the back of the net 148 times in 263 appearances since breaking into the Cambridge United first team back in 2009.

"We've been getting all the plaudits but it isn't a fluke as we've been producing football like that all season," said the striker.

"It was such a good move and everyone at the back was involved. We've sucked the other team out and the gaps have opened up for us.

"We really like to pass the ball and attack teams and that plays to my strengths."

Marriott has already moved to within two goals of last season's National League North Golden Boot winner Glen Taylor who notched 21 times for Spennymoor Town.

But the level-headed frontman is refusing to set any further targets between now and the end of the season as he looks to keep the Linnets flying high at the top end of the table.

"If you hit 20 goals at this level then you know you've had a good season," he said.

"Obviously I only need one more to achieve that and I can't quite believe that I've already got 19.

"I'm not setting any kind of target. As a striker you want to try to score in every game but I'm not going to put any kind of pressure on myself."

On Saturday, the Linnets play host to Hereford in an FA Trophy clash at The Walks.

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