Popular striker Edwin Ahenkorah made his 100th Town appearance in the game at Farnborough on Saturday, and but for his ill luck with injuries during his three seasons with Carl Adams’ side he would surely have reached this milestone considerably sooner.
Switching to Town in the summer of 2015 Edwin made his debut from the subs bench in Town’s first ever Southern League Premier Division match at Hitchin and was called up to the starting line-up for the next game against Bedworth replacing the injured Richard Gregory.
From then on he was an ever present until it all went wrong in the away game at Slough on November 21st. Although taking seven games to get off the mark by then he was Town’s leading scorer with 11 goals from 23 appearances, but he was forced off at half time against Slough and although he returned a month later he was only able to play in another four games before limping off at Dunstable on January 26th with his first Town season at a disappointingly premature end.
It was though a fully fit Edwin who returned for the start of last season and he was again a regular in the starting line-up. His scoring touch did however initially seemed to have deserted him, and he only found the back of the net twice in his opening 20 games until it clicked once more from mid- November with six in five games including a hat trick against St Neots.
But the latter stages of his season were again disrupted as he sustained a knee injury at Chesham on January 17th and was only to feature seven times in Town’s remaining 17 fixtures although at least scoring three more which was enough to make him Town’s leading scorer with 15 from 43 games.
Edwin then played in the first nine matches of the current campaign before his knee problem resurfaced in mid-September. He only featured eight times in the next 24 games but since Boxing Day he has only been absent for the midweek away game at Frome making it 30 appearances so far this time round with 9 goals taking his overall total to 35.