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Top of Lossiemouth Football Club's scoring charts, Brodie Allen is targeting more goals in Highland League football


By Craig Christie

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BRODIE Allen wants to become a more consistent goal getter for Lossiemouth after registering back-to-back scoring matches.

Brodie Allen on the ball for Lossie. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Brodie Allen on the ball for Lossie. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

The striker, who celebrated his 24th birthday this week, netted in the Coasters’ 2-0 Highland League win over Fort William on Saturday.

He scored the week before in the 2-2 draw against Formartine and is pleased to see his club gaining some good results - particularly at home - and climbing the table.

Allen would love to score for a third game running at Deveronvale this afternoon as long as it helps his team to the three points, and another move up the rankings.

The joy of scoring a goal for Lossiemouth hits Brodie Allen. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
The joy of scoring a goal for Lossiemouth hits Brodie Allen. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

For if Lossie do defeat Vale in Banff, they will progress to the lofty heights of eighth position.

“I would love to make it three on Saturday in what is a massive game for us,” he said. “I think we can get up to eighth if we win that one and leapfrog some teams, but the most important thing is getting the win.

“I won’t mind not scoring if we get that three points. But a goal from me to help us get the win would be all the better.”

Brodie Allen celebrates scoring against Inverurie Locos this season. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Brodie Allen celebrates scoring against Inverurie Locos this season. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

Saturday’s goal was his fifth of the season already, adding to the lead given to Lossie by Ryan Sewell’s penalty on the stroke of half time.

“I’ve not had a very successful scoring record in previous years, maybe five goals is the most I’ve scored in a full season. I’m on five now and it’s not even November so I’m hoping to kick on this season and get a few more.

“I’m getting there, I’ve had people like Martin Charlesworth and Ross Archibald to learn off, people who have been in the game a lot longer than I have. They helped me settle in and learn my trade but I’m still learning with every game.

“I’m hoping my best years are ahead of me.”

Pick that one out - scoring against Fort William. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Pick that one out - scoring against Fort William. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

Brodie is the oldest of three Allen brothers all doing well on the footballing front. Youngest sibling Finlay (17) features regularly in Elgin City’s first team and middle brother Harry (20) is part of Lossie’s youth set-up, currently on loan at Burghead Thistle.

Brodie Allen's youngest brother Fin is an Elgin City first team player. Picture: Daniel Forsyth....
Brodie Allen's youngest brother Fin is an Elgin City first team player. Picture: Daniel Forsyth....

Allen highlighted strong team spirit as a factor in the Coasters’ rise up the ranks this term.

“When you look at the team we’ve got at the moment, it’s all been more or less the same boys for the last five or six years with a few additions here and there.

“It’s such a good group of boys as well and anyone that’s come in the last couple of seasons has just gelled straight away.

“That helps a lot and we are all really close outside of football.

“We nearly beat Formartine recently and nobody would have expected us to get anything from that game but we’ve made Grant Park a difficult place to come to.”


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