Kane Crichlow On Scoring Five Goals And More

January 15, 2024 | 0 Comments

[Written by Stephen Wright]

Kane Crichlow said he feels rejuvenated at English non-league side Bishop’s Stortford after plundering five goals against Aldershot Town in the Izuzu FA Trophy on Saturday [January 13].

Crichlow continued his eye-catching form for the Vanarama National League North side, producing a lethal display of finishing to help them reach the last 16 of the competition.

It was his first hat-trick in professional football.

The 23-year-old has scored seven goals, including one on his debut against Ebbsfleet United in the previous round of the competition, since joining the Hertfordshire outfit last month.

“I haven’t scored that many goals in a game since playing under-10s football in Bermuda!” Crichlow told Bernews.

“I was happy to contribute to the win. My team-mates created some chances for me, and I was able to put them away.”

Crichlow believes Bishop’s Stortford, who are bottom of the league, have provided him with the perfect opportunity to help relaunch his career.

He spent the pre-season at Wycombe Wanderers in the Sky Bet League One and National League North side King’s Lynn Town, who looked set to sign the Bermuda forward before manager Mark Hughes was sacked in September last year.

It was Hughes who recommended Crichlow to Steve Smith, the Bishop’s Stortford owner-manager.

“It’s been a tough journey, with some ups and downs,” said Crichlow, who previously played for Watford and second-tier Greek side Episkopi FC.

“This is a good place to kickstart my career, build some confidence, and get more experience of first-team football.”

Although Crichlow’s goal-scoring exploits will have alerted other teams to his potential, he said he will not become distracted from helping Bishop’s Stortford climb the table.

“My goal is to help the team get out of this situation [at the bottom of the table],” said Crichlow, who has signed until the end of the season.

“They have had a tough start to the season. Hopefully, we can start winning some more games.

“I’m doing everything I can to give myself the best chance of getting back up [the league pyramid].

“I’m not thinking about that stuff, though. I want to play as much as possible and help the team. Whatever happens after that will happen.

“It’s great to be playing week-in, week-out. I’m in a happy place right now.”

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