Hastings back on top of country’s scoring charts

South Park goalkeeper Callum Thomas is beaten by Simon Johnson's shot for the second Hastings United goal last night. Picture courtesy Scott White
South Park goalkeeper Callum Thomas is beaten by Simon Johnson's shot for the second Hastings United goal last night. Picture courtesy Scott White
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Hastings United are the leading scorers in the top eight tiers of English football once again.

United’s 5-1 victory away to South Park last night (Wednesday) has taken them above Tooting & Mitcham United to the top of the country’s scoring charts.

Darren Hare’s side has now scored 120 goals in 43 Ryman Football League Division One South matches, two more than Tooting.

United are fifth in the table and Tooting are five points clear at the top. Both have three games remaining.

Last night’s impressive win has given a four-point cushion over sixth-placed Carshalton Athletic in the race for the final play-off spot of fifth.

Six more points therefore will make absolutely sure of a play-off place, but five more will be sufficient due to United’s vastly superior goal difference.

United are at home to mid-table Walton Casuals on Saturday and away to seventh-placed Lewes on Monday. Their final game of the campaign is at home to Chipstead on Saturday April 22.

Ryman Division One South top 10 (all played 43 matches, 3 remaining): 1 Tooting & Mitcham United 101pts (+66 goal difference), 2 Dorking Wanderers 96 (+55), 3 Greenwich Borough 88 (+44), 4 Corinthian-Casuals 84 (+32), 5 HASTINGS UNITED 79 (+64), 6 Carshalton Athletic 75 (+35), 7 Lewes 74 (+14), 8 Hythe Town 72 (+17), 9 Faversham Town 70 (+31), 10 South Park 67 (+9).

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