"I joined from a personal point of view of wanting to win trophies and challenge for silverware.”

Those were the words of newly-crowned Golden Boot winner Jack Bray-Evans when he signed for Falmouth Town from Newquay AFC on October 1.

Since then the striker has been part of a Town squad that has won South West Peninsula League Premier West and the Cornwall Senior Cup this season. Now the striker has another reason to celebrate with a third title of the campaign. 

The Golden Boot award is given to the player with the most goals in the league and league cup combined. With 34 strikes to his name the Falmouth man was head and shoulders above his competitors with Bodmin's Dan Jennings finishing second on 31.

The only player who could have caught Bray-Evans heading into last weekend's Walter C Parson Cup final was St Blazey's Liam Eddy who needed to score six on the day. But the strikers' absence from their matchday squad confirmed Town's man would take the title.

Speaking to the Packet, he said: “It feels great to be honest, having not previously won a league or a cup, or even played in a cup final for that matter, the fact I’ve now got a league title and cup to my name with Falmouth town is really great. It’s something I really wanted to do, challenge and win things, and now I can say I’ve done it this season with this team.

"Regarding the Golden boot, I’d be completely lying if I said it’s something I’d not thought about, even from the first few weeks of the season and seeing the leaderboards go up regularly I had it in my mind it’s something I wanted to achieve.

"As a forward player, I’d imagine most of the lads that finished in the mix for it also had it in mind as the season went on and from early on like myself. I’m thrilled to have finally secured it, it’s something that no one can take away from me now and I can say I’ve done it."

Falmouth Packet: Jack Bray-Evans celebrates scoring against St DennisJack Bray-Evans celebrates scoring against St Dennis

The opportunity to join Falmouth reunited Bray-Evans with Town Manager Andrew Westgarth who has been a previous winner of the award in 2008 with 26 goals. Bray-Evans admitted that working with the experienced manager has improved the goal scoring side of his game. He said: “It’s been brilliant from the start to be honest, when I first joined Falmouth I spent a bit of time playing from the left before getting a chance through the middle as a number nine.

"Once I moved more centrally I definitely think he (Westy) has helped me as a player as some of the advice and 'tricks of the trade' he’s passed on to me have really given me another perspective on how I see and play the role. I do think having a manager who was previously a centre forward is a blessing as a forward player and Westy is a great bloke.

"He had reminded me on a few occasions he’s got a golden boot to his name and to be honest I already knew he did because I’d checked out the previous winners list a couple of times. If I’m correct I think he won it back in 2008, but I couldn’t tell you how many he scored that season.”

Goals from the league and Walter C Parson League cup count towards the tally and although Bray-Evans has 34 goals combined in those tournaments (33 league, one Walter C Parson Cup) he does have 42 goals to his name in all competitions. That includes seven goals in the Senior Cup, scoring in every round, and one in the FA Vase.

When asked what goal was a personal favourite the talisman said: "I think out of that 34 I did score in the league and league cup combined the standout goal has to be the left-footed volley vs Penryn on Boxing Day when I scored four.

"There was a massive crowd there that day (nearly 1200) so that added to it and to smash one in like that on my weak foot on that day felt great in front of the F-troop and a big crowd.

"I think another goal worth mentioning out of the overall 42 I scored this season, but one that didn’t count towards the golden boot standings was the Senior Cup final winning goal vs Wendron. It might not have been as nice on the eye as the Penryn goal but it certainly felt as good to score a cup final winning goal, it’s one I’ll definitely remember."

Town have one more game to go of the season as they look to secure the treble when they play Torpoint Athletic in the Champions Bowl.

The match sees the winners of the East and West divisions of the South West Peninsula League go head-to-head and the Falmouth striker anticipates that it will be a closely fought encounter. He said: "I’m expecting a tough game that’s for sure, no one wins a league by chance or by accident and Torpoint (like us) have had a superb season.

"They have done the league and cup double on the east side of things so they will be confident going into the game I’d imagine. That being said hopefully we can put in a good team performance on the day and come out on top."

The kick-off in the Champions Bowl is at 12 pm at Bodmin Town's Priory Park. Bray-Evans will be given the official Golden Boot trophy prior to the match.