Top of Lossiemouth Football Club’s scorers chart, Brodie Allen aims for more goals in Highland League football
BRODIE Allen wants to become a more consistent goalscorer for Lossiemouth after recording consecutive scoring games.
The forward, who celebrated his 24th birthday this week, scored the Coasters’ 2-0 Highland League victory over Fort William on Saturday.
He scored the week before in the 2-2 draw against Formartine and is happy to see his club perform well – especially at home – and climb the standings.
Allen would love to score for a third straight game at Deveronvale this afternoon as long as it helps his side reach three points and another move up the standings.
Because if Lossie beats Vale at Banff, they will progress to the top of eighth position.
“I would love to make three on Saturday in what is a huge game for us,” he said. âI think we can get to eighth if we win that one and get ahead of some teams, but the most important thing is to get the win.
âI won’t mind not scoring if we get those three points. But a goal from me to help us win would be even better. “
Saturday’s goal was already his fifth of the season, adding to the lead given to Lossie by Ryan Sewell’s penalty at the stroke of half-time.
âI haven’t had a very successful scoring record in previous years, maybe five goals is the most I’ve scored in a full season. I’m down to five now and it’s not even November, so I’m hoping to start this season and have a few more.
âI’m getting there, I’ve had people like Martin Charlesworth and Ross Archibald to learn, people who have been in the game a lot longer than I have. They helped me settle down and learn my trade, but I’m still learning in every game.
âI hope my best years are ahead of me.
Brodie is the oldest of three Allen brothers who are all doing well on the football front. Younger brother Finlay (17) is a regular on Elgin City first team and younger brother Harry (20) is on Lossie’s youth squad, currently on loan at Burghead Thistle.
Allen pointed out that strong team spirit was a factor in the Coasters’ rise through the ranks this quarter.
âWhen you look at the squad we have right now, it’s pretty much the same boys for the last five or six years with a few additions here and there.
âIt’s such a great boy group too and everyone who has come over the past two seasons has gelled right away.
âIt helps a lot and we are all very close outside of football.
“We almost beat Formartine recently and nobody expected us to get anything out of this game, but we made Grant Park a hard place to reach.”