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Bird and Francis lead the scoring charts in style

Firstly a big thanks to all the clubs who responded to me last week about who has been banging in the goals at your club so far this season, there are certainly some top marksmen out there.

The men who are topping them all by the looks of things are FC Santos' Lee Bird and Chapelizod's Anto Francis.

Francis - who has grabbed some headlines already this year - has 19 goals in 9 games so far this season. That includes a game in which he got five, another in which he scored four and he also has two hat-tricks to his name too.

Santos' Bird is also flying high in the goal charts this season and featured recently in the Herald as the match winner at St Anne's United.

Lee has 18 goals in 9 games - and that includes three hat-tricks.

Other top performers to note are Shelbourne AFC's Brian O'Farrell who had 12 goals in 9 games for the Division 2 side, while back over with the lads from Chapelizod, Mick McLoughlin has netted 9 times in 8 games.

For Granada, Cal Kane has taking up the main striking duties and has bagged himself six goals in 8 games.

While at Lazio, Matt Borland has scored four goals in only a handful of games.

Granada in contention

In the clubs own words, "we haven't lit the league up with goals yet", but Granada are more than holding their own in Division 2 with 8 points collected from a possible 15.

And while Cal Kane has been the man leading the team with goals so far this season, the club are hoping to stay in the mix until at least February when they get an important player back.

That is the date they are hoping to get their top scorer and player of the season for the last two seasons, Drew Curtis, back from injury.

Drew did his cruciate ligament in during the summer and only had an operation on it in September and the club are looking forward to his return in the New year.

Gray lightening up Clons

There aren't many 15-year olds in the UCFL I'm sure but at Clondalkin FC they have one that is leaving his mark on the club, and scoring against others.

Jordan Gray is the teenager who the club are very impressed by and while mixing well with the teams older crew, he has also scored in the sides last 2 games.

Jordan - who plays on the wing for Clondalkin - certainly seems to be enjoying his football there and might be teaching some of the teams older guys a new trick or two in the process.