Griffin relieved to find scoring boots
MAN-OF-THE-MOMENT Charlie Griffin admitted to a sense of relief after inspiring Boro to a routine win against Hayes & Yeading. The 29-year-old striker has failed to make the impact many expected since his summer move from Salisbury but offered a glimpse o
MAN-OF-THE-MOMENT Charlie Griffin admitted to a sense of relief after inspiring Boro to a routine win against Hayes & Yeading.
The 29-year-old striker has failed to make the impact many expected since his summer move from Salisbury but offered a glimpse of what he can offer to Graham Westley's side with three predatory strikes on Saturday.
Griffin is confident he can now kick on from here and finally fill the void left by Steve Morison's departure to Millwall.
"It's always nice to get an early goal in a season but it's taken a while," he told The Comet. "The three points were obviously the main thing and I really enjoyed it out there.
"There's still a few things to work on but when you win 4-0 at home then you can't complain too much with that."
Griffin, who catapulted himself to the top of Boro's goalscoring charts alongside Michael Bostwick with his treble, has suffered from a groin problem for much of this season but is confident that injury is now behind him.
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"Injuries and little niggles come here and there and they can set you back," he added. "It has been frustrating at times but it makes it all the sweeter when you get days like these. Hopefully we can all kick on as a side now."
Boro come up against Griffin's former team-mates at The Lamex Stadium on Saturday but the forward is sure his side can keep up the pressure on Oxford United at the top of the Blue Square table by registering three more points.
"They (Salisbury) have picked up lately and scored some goals themselves. It's going to be tough but we're at home and we'll back ourselves against anyone in this league.