Harrow Borough’s Spencer Bellotti is over his illness and hungry for goals

PUBLISHED: 15:49 13 August 2014 | UPDATED: 15:49 13 August 2014

Harrow Borough's Spencer Bellotti. Pic: Martin Lea

Harrow Borough's Spencer Bellotti. Pic: Martin Lea

© Martin Lea Photography 2014

Harrow Borough’s Spencer Bellotti is relieved to be back on the goal hunt after recovering from the illness which ruled him out of action towards the end of last season.

The striker was a threat from the moment he came off the bench during the second half of the 3-2 loss against Dulwich Hamlet and proved he hasn’t lost his eye for goal, producing a classy finish with 15 minutes remaining.

Despite the opening-day defeat, Bellotti is confident he can help Borough pick up some points in the matches against Margate on Saturday and Billericay Town on Monday.

He said: “I just want to try and impress. I feel like I’m back to full fitness. I was ill last year – it wasn’t good. I had trouble breathing, I had some lung and throat problems.

“I had tests for cancer and terburculoses so it was quite serious – I was gutted to miss the end of the season. Now I’m back and working hard to get back into the team. Hopefully if I keep scoring goals when I get brought off the bench it will happen.”

Borough entertain big-spending Margate at home on Saturday and Bellotti, who joined the club from Canvey Island, believes the excellent second-half performance against Dulwich will help his side’s confidence.

“We were all gutted at the end,” he said.

“The ref didn’t do us any favours but we’ve got a lot of games coming up to get things right.

“We know we are a good team. We changed the system at half- time and I think 4-4-2 is our strongest formation – everyone trusts each other.

“Margate have invested a lot of money this year. They will be up there at the end of the year but I think we are good enough to compete with them.

“Dulwich will be up towards the top of the league this year as well and we had them running scared at the end – we pushed them right onto the ropes so we are confident the results will come.”

Bellotti linked up well with Borough’s other goalscorer Marc Charles-Smith and hopes the duo will be able to form a successful partnership.

He said: “He is a big strong lad and I like to work off him. He can hold it up and flick it on – hopefully we can form a good partnership. I just want to get minutes under my belt – it’s good to be back playing.”

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