By Brian Bennett

Cam Gascoigne netted his second goal of the season at Belper Town on Saturday in the 2-2 draw down in Derbyshire.

And afterwards the 22 year old outlined his target for the remainder of the campaign.

Gascoigne scored as the Colliers swept local rivals North Shields aside with a 4-0 victory in the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup on the opening day back in August but has been forced to miss parts of the season due to injury.

After returning to the starting line up on Saturday, the Dunston-born midfielder spoke about his plan: “Today was my first start for quite a while,” he said, “I’ve been in and out of the team with injuries and the target for me now is to finish the season strongly. I thought I put in a decent performance today and I want to stay in the team and keep the shirt. Obviously I was a little bit disappointed when Belper equalised at the end but we grafted away from home against a side that are pushing for the play offs.”

Gascoigne’s rasping right foot strike – his first goal for Ashington in the Pitching In Northern Premier League East Division – levelled the scores at 1-1 at the Raygar Stadium and he said: “The ball came out to me and it was a little bit like slow motion to be honest. I took a touch and there were loads of players on the goal-line so I tried to put the ball as close to the top corner as I could. It paid off and I was delighted. We only had two substitutes and it was tough but we stuck together and dug in and I was proud of all the boys today because I thought they were fantastic.”