The 28-year-old scored 44 goals in 48 games this season.
JOHN Frendo insists his goals keeping Hitchin Town in the Southern League’s Premier Division means much more to him than personal accolades.
The 28-year-old finished the season with 44 goals in 48 games for Hitchin, the third time the frontman has topped the goal-scoring charts at Top Field.
And this impressive haul was enough for Frendo to walk away with the Pro Direct Golden Boot award handed out at the National Game Awards at Fulham’s Craven Cottage on Wednesday, awarded to the top scorer in the highest three levels of Non-League football.
Fendo’s goal went a long way to keeping Hitchin in the league, the Canaries eventually finishing 13th but just ten points clear of the relegation zone.
And it is this achievement that means the most to Frendo, with his new gong just an added bonus.
“It has been a good season and it is an honour and a privilege to get this national award and I am chuffed to bits,” he said.
“It was just one of those seasons where everything I hit seemed to go in so I was very lucky.
“I scored all types of goals too, including a few long-range goals, but they are all the same to me. Every goal is a good goal as they say and I am just happy to score.