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Hirst Looking To Go Out With Club Record

Bradley Hirst will spend his gap-year at Barrington Park, after the 18-year old put off attending University until the 2021-22 season.

Hotshot forward Bradley Hirst will hopefully sign off his final season in the blue and white hoops with another thunderous effort, after he notched up a total of 21 goals from 25 games over the course of the previous campaign.

“It’s great that Brad is back at the club for his fourth season at senior level and he’s still only 18,” Shrivenham Development & Youth Head Coach Steve Hendry said on making the announcement.

“He is a fantastic talent which shows why he was given his senior debut just after his 16th birthday and he’s now one of the more experienced players in our young Development squad.

“He can play in different positions but is most dangerous as an attacking threat in the oppositions half and we’ll be looking at pushing him on to the next level to become a regular First Team player this season before he heads off to University.”

With 8 goals from 9 games in the Corsham Print sponsored Wiltshire Senior Floodlit League, 12 from 14 in the uhlsport Hellenic League 2 West and 1 from 2 in the Hellenic Premier League, Brad saw his name etched on to the Drink Wiser Insurance clubhouse leader-board for a third successive season in the summer to retain his ‘Flanners’ Golden Boot title having scored 46 goals during the 2017-18 season when the award was founded, followed by 31 in 2018-19 and with 21 goals last term, he was the overall top goal scorer at the club once again.

Speaking about re-joining, Brad – who will be looking to make it a double-brace of the honour, told shrivenhamfc.co.uk:  “I’m really happy to be signing on again for this season.

“Preseason has started well and I’m very excited about the football this year.”

Everybody at Shrivenham Football Club are delighted to have Brad back at the club for another year before his planned move to Loughborough and we wish him the best of luck for the campaign and in his bid to retain his top scorer title.