JAKE Plane has brought up a deadly dozen goals for the season - and is now setting his sights on eclipsing last season's tally of 14.

The FC Clacton frontman was on target in Saturday's important Thurlow Nunn League victory at Framlingham Town.

Matt Eve and Zach Smith-Walter also put their names on the scoresheet in a 3-1 success that hoisted the Seasiders up to 14th.

Now Plane is hopeful of reaching and beating last season's total number of goals.

“I’ve got 12 now and finished with 14 last year, so my aim was always to better that and get 15+," he told the Gazette.

“I’ve got to beat that target and then I’ll set my sights on 20.

“I think it’s a realistic target, especially with a few games coming up over Christmas.

“It was just nice getting out there again at the weekend, having not played for a while because of my suspension.

“I played in the Deeping Rangers Vase tie and then we didn’t have a game the Saturday before last, because of the postponement (against Gorleston).

“I really missed it but now I’m happy to be back and looking forward to trying to help the team build on the Framlingham win, especially over Christmas.

“It’s a very busy time with a lot of points to play for."

Clacton host leaders Histon on Saturday before a trip to Brantham Athletic on Boxing Day (kick-off 11am) and a home match against Wroxham on December 29 (3pm).

Plane believes his side can go into both games in confident mood and feels they should be in a higher position in the premier division table.

“If we start winning regularly, we’ll fly up the table whereas in the last few weeks we've been looking over our shoulder," he said.

“That’s a real shame because there’s been a lot to be positive about so far.

“It’s been a good year, on and off the pitch, and in all honesty we should be higher in the table.

“If we’d seen a few games out, we’d have an extra ten or 11 points."

Elsewhere, Clacton's reserves crashed to a 15-1 defeat at AFC Sudbury A in Essex and Suffolk Border League division two on Saturday.

The Seasiders second string visit Mersea Island on Saturday.