Congratulations go to Ross Dempster following the Rocester game as the Paget forward broke the Club’s consecutive goal record.
The personal trainer netted his ninth goal in a row as the Bears drew 2-2 at home to Rocester in the Total Motion Midland Football League Division One. Dempster overtook Daniel Zouch who held the record for six years, after scoring consecutively eight teams in the 2012/13 season.
Dempster joined the Wee Gers in 2016/17 season scoring on his debut against Redditch Borough in MFL Division 2. This season the 28-year-old has nailed down a first team place, and is undoubtedly one of the first names on the team sheet due to a current goal tally of 18 goals from 22 games.
So how did Dempster do it?
Game One – Dempster opens the scoring away to Littleton, in a MFL Division One fixture, in the 63rd before being replaced by Fraiser Doyle.
Game Two – Scoring either side of half-time, Dempster’s efforts ensure a 2-2 draw in the Birmingham Midweek Floodlit Cup with Paget going through on penalties. (Dempster was substituted before the penalty shoot out)
Game Three – The first win in the run as Dempster scores three minutes into the first half and again three minutes before half-time, as Paget overcame NKF Burbage 3-1 at the Central Ground on Coles Lane.
Game Four – Rounding off a 3-0 win at home to Stapenhill, Dempster nets with 10 minutes to go accompanying Torryn Connolly and Ryan Walker on the scoresheet.
Game Five – Paget score three in seven minutes to blitz Nuneaton Griff, Nathan Corry opened the scoring in the 20th minute before Dempster scored in the 22nd and 27th minute. Jack Jenkins rounded off the scoring to give Paget a 4-0 win away at the Pingles Stadium.
Game Six – Providing a consolation goal Dempster scores in the 63rd minute as the Bears crash out of the Birmingham Midweek Floodlit Cup away at Tividale.
Game Seven – Finding the net just before half-time Dempster’s goal helps Paget secure a 3-1 win away at Uttoxeter Town just before Christmas.
Game Eight – Although it’s Boxing Day blues for the Bears, Dempster equals Zouch’s record with 55th minute strike in a 4-1 home defeat to Racing Club Warwick.
Game Nine – Continuing the streak and breaking the record, Dempster becomes the first Paget goalscorer of 2019 scoring in the 17th minute, and then again in the 72nd as the Bears draw 2-2 with Rocester.
On breaking the record, Dempster said: “I wasn’t aware of the record until a week ago, it’s nice to break it but it wasn’t something I focused too much on.
“Obviously scoring in nine consecutive game is a great achievement regardless of what level you play. I’m really pleased with my form and how I’ve been playing lately.
“Consistently has been key and obviously the lads have helped as we’re playing well at the moment.
“I’m not sure how long the record stood before but it’s nice to have a record at the Club and I’m going to continue to keep on going.”