Top Scorer - The Goalden Boot 2019/20
The Queen’s Park SFC Top Scorer award is one with an illustrious history. This particular Golden Boot, it has to be said, has been won by many footballing luminaries over the past 30 years. All time top scorer Paul Stormonth, feared goal getter Scott ‘Sebo’ Macrae and the great Kenny McLellan all feature multiple times, as does recently retired Spanish goalkeeper Alan Miguel Galindo (back in his performance enhancing drugs days, of course).
This year, we are pleased and in no way surprised to welcome another to this exclusive club of multiple time winners, as ‘Deadly’ DAVID POOL takes home the Top Scorer award for the second consecutive season.
13 strikes for the season were enough for The Milngavie Milito to take home the honour, pipping his good friend and fellow super sub Grant McGillivray, who inexplicably managed to score 11 times himself.
Pool has been a revelation since his signature at the beginning of 2018/19, and despite a chronic lack of ‘match fitness’ and an inability to last more than 30 minutes at a time, he has a sublime record of 36 goals in 34 games (including 4 hat tricks).
Highlights of the season for David include a superb double against champions Kaisayr in a 2-2 away draw early in the season, a Friendly hat trick against the famed SAS Software FC (sometimes lauded as the association football version of the Harlem Globetrotters) and a truly sublime turn and finish against Real Maroon which has been nominated for the Goal of the Season award. A bamboozling effort which illustrates Pool’s abilities on the ball perfectly.
It wasn’t only a great year for David on the field of play, but also a memorable one off it as he and his partner Veronica welcomed their son Leroy into the world. Sadly for Scottish football, it is rumoured that Leroy has already pledged his international future to his mother’s homeland Italy. We fully expect Leroy to be rounding goalkeepers for the Azzurri in roughly 20 years time.
Congratulations to David on another excellent year. An immensely talented forward and more importantly a brilliant guy. We hope to see him again next season, instilling fear in opposition defenders as he whips off his comically large red subs jacket.