Striker Charles loves life at Priory Lane

Eastbourne Borough Vs Truro City Football match November 17th 2012 E47064N
Eastbourne Borough Vs Truro City Football match November 17th 2012 E47064N

Elliot Charles admits he is enjoying his football more than ever at Priory Lane.

Grenadian international Charles has bagged five goals in his last eight games and is enjoying his best form since his arrival earlier this season.

Charles, 22, was snapped up by boss Tommy Widdrington after he impressed playing for Hendon against Borough during The Sports’ painful FA Cup exit to the Ryman Premier outfit.

The 6ft 2” striker, who is studying to become a personal trainer, came to the club after signing a three-year contract with League two side Barnet in 2008..

He made eight appearances for the London club and had loan stints at Farnborough, Lewes, Hemel Hempstead, Ebbsfleet and Havant and Waterlooville. After leaving Barnet he signed for Blue Square Premier side Kettering before moving to Nicky Forster’s big spending Dover side.

Charles struggled to command a regular first team slot and went in search of first team football at Hendon.

There his strike rate was almost one goal in two and that, coupled with his FA Cup display against Borough, prompted Widdrington to act.

Charles said, “It’s great to get a run in the side and show what I can do. The boss wants me to score goals, that’s what I’m here to do. I want to get to 15 goals for Borough and I think that’s a good first season here.

“The key for me is to keep working hard and hopefully the goals will continue. Borough is a great club to be at. We have a good group of players here and the boss has brought in talented players.

“I feel we can really kick on this year and get up the table. The league is very tight and it could go either for us at the moment. But I feel our performances have been good but a few things have not quite gone our way.

“If we keep working hard and putting in the performances then the results will change.”

Of his career aspirations he added. “I want to play professional football. I am ambitious but there is no rush for me. As long as work hard and keep scoring, the rest will take care of itself.”