Luke Proctor – Holland Park Hawks, Capital 1.
Holland Park enter the new Capital 1 season buoyed by the return of top goalscorer Luke Proctor, as well as new coach Ben Ryan and a talented squad.
Luke had the highest number of Goals per game (1.7) across Brisbane last year, scoring 39 goals in 23 games, during last years Capital 2 campaign. Proctor’s haul included 7 hat-tricks and he scored six in a 8-1 win at Kangaroo Point last July. In the last two years, Luke has netted an amazing 55 league goals.
Luke was not alone with other talented marksmen netting at a similar impressive rate. His compatriates on the goalscoring table are:
Chris Toovey – Brisbane City, NPL Youth, 27 goals in 16 games (1.69gpg).
Toovey was clinical with the youth side last year, however he wasnt able to replicate his goalscoring rate with the senior NPL team netting only once. He has started the 2015 with a bang having scored in the Silver Boot for the Brisbane City first team. Rafe Griffin, part of QSN’s commentary team spoke to us about his recent impact against Capalaba, “He came on as a substitute and looked really impressive down the left wing and I feel it was a major reason in City appearing more lively afterwards”. Chris will be one of a few youngsters on this list to watch in the NPL this season.
Mustafa Jafari – Olympic FC, NPL Youth, 32 goals in 20 games (1.6gpg).
Jafari, another youngster, has already made waves with an FFA cup goal to his name. The former Souths United junior and Brisbane Force player also had a single NPL goal but netted over 30 times in the Youth competition and has also scored in the Silver Boot group stages.
Royce Brownlie – Moreton Bay United, NPL, 34 goals in 24 games (1.42gpg).
Two years ago, many thought the former Brisbane Roar and Swindon Town player was close to hanging up his boots, Royce made the switch to the newly created MBU. The move has paid off enormously with Brownlie already having notched his half-century of goals in the yellow and black.
Michael McGowan – Newmarket, Capital 2, 31 goals in 22 games (1.41gpg)
An unfamiliar name to many, McGowan made an impact for Newmarket. His 31 goals propelled the Red and White’s to a 3rd place finished. McGowan has returned to Mitchelton, where he started the 2014 season and has played in Silver Boot games under new coach Sam Saif.
Chom Arop – Moreton Bay United, NPL Youth, 26 goals in 19 games (1.37gpg)
The Sudanese former Pine Rivers player improved on his 6 goal return in the 2013 NPL Under 20 competition to record a fantastic haul in 2014. The 19-year old will be keen to keep improving and will be one-to-watch in 2015.
by Stuart Flint (OnTheBall Analytics) for QSN Stats