Folkestone Invicta boss Neil Cugley surprised at lack of interest shown in striker Stuart King
Neil Cugley admits he is
amazed not to have received any inquiries for striker Stuart
King's second-hat-trick of the
season guided Folkestone Invicta to a much-needed 3-1 win over
struggling Three Bridges at Cheriton Road on Saturday, making it
seven in five games for the former Herne Bay forward.
It took his club tally to 44 in 47
starts – 39 of them in the league – and on course to retain the
Ryman League Golden Boot award but still nobody rings.
Cugley said: "His third was sheer
class, something you just can’t teach. He is a natural who will
score goals at any level. I have worked with some good strikers in
the past, people like Lee McRobert and Nicky Dent and Stuart is up
there with the best."
King is on contract and it will
take a big fee to take him away but Cugley believes geography plays
a part in the lack of interest from scouts.
He said: "We are tucked away down
here and people seem to stick to their own little areas."
Saturday's victory - Invicta's
first in eight games - helped Cugley celebrate his 800th game in
charge, spanning 15 years, but he admits he is not a man for
He said: "I have never been one to
look back, I always want to look forward. I had no idea about it
until I was told."
Invicta travel to Leatherhead on Saturday and have no fresh
Caption: Stuart King has 44 goals in 47
starts for Invicta and is in line to retain the Ryman League Golden
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