VIDEO: All Whites striker Max Mata scores his 8th goal of the season

All Whites striker Max Mata continues to lead the goalscoring charts in the League of Ireland after scoring his eighth goal of the season in Sligo Rovers’ 3-1 win against Dubin side UCD.

Mata gave Sligo Rovers an early lead in the April 22 match, powering home a header from a corner, in the Round 11 fixture.

The goal continued Mata’s good form, especially against UCD who he punished with a hat-trick earlier in the season.

Main photo: Max Mata (right) is congratulated by his Sligo Rovers teammates after heading the opening goal.

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Mata and All Whites team mate Nando Pijnaker joined Rovers last year and both featured in the side’s Europa Conference League campaign.

Mata was named Rovers’ Young Player of the Year for 2022.

The Aucklander was out of favour for the national squad after making his All Whites debut against Lithuania in November 2019.

However, he earned a recall for the two-match series against China in March.

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