Newtongrange Star striker Sean Jamieson is happy to see his team-mates scoring goals – as it means the pressure isn’t all on him.
Jamieson was the New Victoria Park side’s top goalscorer in the Super League last season with 20, and his nearest challenger at the club, Craig O’Reilly, notched ten before joining league rivals Kelty Hearts in the summer.
With six goals in 14 league matches this season, Jamieson hasn’t scored as many as he’d have liked. But, with Chris King and Kris Renton having scored more than him and midfield duo Jordan Cropley and Craig Thomson hitting the net as well, Nitten don’t have to rely on the big striker alone for goals.
“I always want to be top goalscorer, but I‘m glad everybody is chipping in this season,” said Jamieson.
“I scored a few more last year and there was a bit of a gap between me and the second top scorer in the team, whereas this year we are getting goals from all over the place, which is a lot better for the team. It takes a bit pressure off you when there are people chipping in from different areas of the pitch.”
Jamieson was the hero for second-placed Newtongrange with a stoppage-time winner in their last fixture against Penicuik Athletic almost four weeks ago.
Their Scottish Junior Cup fourth round tie at home to Blantyre Vics has been frozen off the last two Saturdays and tomorrow’s match will be subject to a pitch inspection.
It’s been a frustrating few weeks for the club, whose league fixture on January 10 away to Carnoustie also fell foul to the weather, and Jamieson is eager to get back in action quickly in order to build on their impressive first half of the season.
He added: “We are all desperate for a game, but the snow might keep the game off again this week. We’ve had a good start to the season with only one defeat in the league and we are still in all the cups, so we probably couldn’t have asked for much of a better start.
“We go into every game confident now. We had a good season last year – finishing fourth in our first season in the top league – and we need to build on that.”