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Ashford United striker Levi Gold hoping to make his mark at Homelands in Isthmian South East

By Joe Harbert

Ashford United striker Levi Gold says he hopes to continue improving throughout his first season at the Homelands club.

The 19-year-old, who is originally from Dartford, signed for the Nuts & Bolts in August after impressing boss Tommy Warrilow during the summer.

“My first trial was a match against Canterbury where I scored, so it was a good start. Being asked back and then to sign was a good feeling, because I am only 19 and still learning,” Gold said.

“Ashford are a good club and always looking to progress, the type of club where every player wants to go.

Ashford striker Jay May - a player Levi Gold is learning fromPicture: Paul Amos
Ashford striker Jay May - a player Levi Gold is learning fromPicture: Paul Amos

“I also wanted to join because the standard was a big jump for me and I wanted to see if I could challenge myself in the better leagues.

“The managers and the players are all a good bunch as well, so it’s a great club to be at, and at a young age I will learn a lot from all of them.”

Gold has already hit the net twice for United this season, despite starting just four matches, all of which were in the Velocity Trophy.

The forward, who has also made 10 appearances as a substitute so far this campaign, believes he is continuing to develop by playing with top-scorers Jay May and David Smith – strikers he is aiming to eventually get ahead of in Warrilow’s starting XI.

He added: “The boys are flying and it’s good to see I am enjoying learning new things off Jay and David.

“I’m always working hard during training and I guess I’ll have to take every chance I get and take it with both hands.

“I don’t have any particular goals for this season. I’m taking it as it comes for my first year, and I’m just going to work hard and impress so I can be seen as a committed and hard-working player.”

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