RAZOR-SHARP Alan Forsyth has become the first Scot to finish as leading goalscorer in the highly competitive English Premier League after netting 21 times for Surbiton in only 16 matches.

The former Bromac Kelburne striker ended up one goal ahead of Great Britain colleagues Sam Ward of Holcombe and Beeston’s Mark Gleghorne.

Last weekend Forsyth completed the league campaign with a double in the 6-3 victory over Cannock, a result that left Surbiton in second place in the table before the final championship play-offs.

Forsyth said: “It has been an up and down season after starting so well. The Christmas break probably came at the wrong time for us as the second half of the season has not been so great.”

The 23-year-old striker, a former Scotland player of the year, moved from Kelburne to Surbiton three years ago and has never looked back.

His striking talents were finally recognised by Great Britain coach Bobby Crutchley, he scored in his debut against Argentina last October, and was then included in the GB squad for the World League Finals in India. To date Forsyth has six GB caps, to add to his 95 for Scotland.