DAMIAN Reeves’ finishing was described as ‘phenomenal’ after the prolific Altrincham striker registered his 100th goal for the club in double quick time at Colwyn Bay on Saturday.

Another double from Reeves, in a 3-1 win, made it seven goals in four games and, more pertinently, 100 in just 118 starts and 12 appearances as substitute.

Such remarkable statistics underline his standing as non-League football’s outstanding marksman and explain why it was seen as such a coup when he agreed to another spell at Moss Lane last summer.

Several clubs dithered over offering him the Football League opportunity he craved, and their loss is clearly Alty’s gain after he took his overall tally this season to 37 and his aggregate for the last two campaigns to 81.

“There is every chance now that he is going to match, or even eclipse, last season’s 44-goal mark, which is quite incredible,” said manager Lee Sinnott.

“It is quite phenomenal what he has done over the past two years, and if you are considering where he stands compared to others, you just have to look at the non-League paper.

“They have a table of leading scorers that includes all divisions, and Damian was at the top last season, with someone else either alongside or just behind. This time, he’s up there again, but it’s a different striker challenging him for first place. That tells you everything about him and how consistently excellent he has been at his job.

“He deserves every accolade going, but I honestly believe his decision to stick with us last summer has benefited him as well as us. Something fits about Damian and Altrincham FC. He might have gone somewhere else and not quite hit the same heights. I don’t know that, but I do know he enjoys playing in this team as much as the others enjoy having him around to finish off all their hard work. Long may that continue.”

Alty hope to have Luca Havern fit for Saturday’s home game with Worcester City, while on-loan midfielder Danny Boshell is in line for a home debut.