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Team success comes before personal achievements, says Malvern Town striker Dave Reynolds

Craig Gibbons 20th Sep, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

DESPITE scoring in an incredible 15 consecutive league games, Malvern Town sharpshooter Dave Reynolds says he would ‘happily trade in’ all his goals for a league title or challenge for silverware.

The 27-year-old striker started his magnificent scoring run last season on April 19 when he netted in a 2-0 victory at Black Country Rangers and has taken his hot-streak into the new campaign with his latest coming in a 4-1 win over Dudley Town on Saturday (September 17) in the West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division.

Remarkably, Reynolds told the Observer he did not know he scored in 15 straight league games and he’s confident he can keep on finding the back of the net.

And with 12 league goals to his name already this season for promotion-chasing Malvern Town, Reynolds looks set to overhaul the 25 goals he scored in the previous campaign but he believes team success should come before personal gain.

He said: “I did not even know I scored in so many consecutive league games but I think I can do even better.

“I always set myself a target of scoring 20 goals a season and see what happens from there.

“Scoring in 15 consecutive league games is an impressive stat in itself but the only thing which matters to me is winning games.

“I would happily trade in all my goals to win the title or challenge for silverware. Malvern doing well comes above personal achievement.”

Reynolds will hope to guide the Hillsiders to the first round of the FA Vase on Saturday (September 24) when they travel to East Midlands Counties League outfit Birstall United (3pm KO).

And after defeating higher-ranked Tividale 4-1 just a fortnight ago in the first qualifying round, Reynolds is confident Malvern have what it takes to go on a cup run.

He added: “We have a strong squad which can be a match for anyone when it performs and that showed against Tividale.

“They were not doing well in their league but we still managed to score four times against a side from the division above.

“After a few struggles for us in the league, the FA Vase will be the perfect distraction.”

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