Cashmere Technical’s Garbhan Coughlan is setting a hot pace as the leading goalscorer in the country’s three regional leagues.
Coughlan (30) has scored 10 goals in three rounds of play to lead the race for the Southern League’s Golden Boot.
Former All White Monty Patterson has five Northern League goals for Manurewa, despite having to withdraw from Easter Monday’s match after tweaking a hamstring in the warm-up.
Technical’s Coughlan opened his account with four goals in the season opener against FC Twenty 11. He then scored a double at Nelson Suburbs before nothing another four-goal bag against Nomads United on Good Friday.
Main photo: Cashmere Technical striker Garbhan Coughlan (second from left) … on track for Golden Boot.
Wellington Phoenix Reserves striker Josh Tollervey heads the Central League scoring chart, with five goals.
Four of them were scored in 49 minutes against Whanganui Athletic before he was subbed and then red carded after the final whistle.
Who’s scoring the goals
5 — Monty Patterson (Manurewa)
3 — Nico Bobadilla (Manurewa), Eric Ziu (Manurewa), Allan Pearce (West Coast Rangers), Emiliano Tade (Auckland City), Derek Tieku (Hamilton Wanderers), Ryan de Vries (Auckland City)
2 — Martin Bueno (Eastern Suburbs), Kofi Dwamena (Western Springs), Liam Gillion (Auckland City), Byron Heath (Birkenhead United), Cam Howieson (Auckland City), Curtis Hughes (Birkenhead United), Luke Jorgensen (Birkenhead United), Angus Kilkolly (Auckland City), Ignacio Machuca (Auckland United), Ibrahim Nadir (Bay Olympic), Kentaro Ozaki (Manukau United), Josh Redfearn (Auckland United), Robert Tipelu (Bay Olympic), Kayne Vincent (Bay Olympic).
5 — Josh Tollervey (Wellington Phoenix Res)
4 — Jared Eglinton (Petone), Ryan Feutz (Western Suburbs)
3 — Kairo Coore (Western Suburbs), Sam Mason-Smith (Miramar Rangers)
2 — Luke Agalawatta (Waterside Karori), Jorge Akers (Waterside Karori), Jared Cunniff (Stop Out), Ben Mata (Wellington Olympic), Jonathan McNamara (Napier City Rovers), Anto Okamura (North Wellington), James Sutcliffe (Stop Out).
10 — Garbhan Coughlan (Cashmere Technical)
7 — Sam Philip (Christchurch United)
4 — Connor Neil (Dunedin City Royals)
3 — Benjamin Stanley (Dunedin City Royals)
2 — Zander Edwards (Cashmere Technical), Declan Hickford (Nomads United), Harrison McLean (Green Island), Ollie Petersen (Dunedin City Royals), Cameron Rean (Ferrymead Bays), Alex Risdale (Nelson Suburbs), Eoghan Stokes (Christchurch United), Declan Tyndall (Cashmere Technical).
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