BRIDGWATER Town striker Jack Taylor is hoping to join the '100 club' after reaching his half-century in red and white stripes.

Taylor scored his 50th goal for the Robins in just his 53rd appearance to seal a 1-0 win over Hallen in Town's most recent match on January 12 and is hoping that milestone will be one of many.

"It was a brilliant feeling," he told the Mercury.

"I was starting to think it might not happen, having not scored in three games - it would have been nice to get the 50 in 50 games but 50 in 53 still isn't bad.

"It's all about the lads playing behind me, they make my life easy.

"I think that goal [against Hallen] was my best goal for Bridgwater so far, and it was even nicer that it turned out to be the winning goal as the three points were the most important thing.

"My new target is 35 goals for the season and to chip away at the 100 [overall].

"The all-time record is in the hundreds but that is something I would love to achieve."

Nick Hawkins, Tony Brawley and Chris Young have each topped a century of goals for the club, though the exact all-time record is not known.

Taylor, who turned down a move to Southern League outfit Frome Town in October, is now passing on his striking knowhow to the next generation, with 17-year-old Patrick O'Halloran among the talented crop of young players coming through as part of the club's link-up with Bridgwater & Taunton College.

"He's a cracking lad," Taylor said.

"Nobody can fault the job he has done since he has come in.

"I try and help him out where I can. Before the match against Westbury [O'Halloran started in place of the suspended Taylor] I had a chat with him about where to make his runs and where the lads would look to find him, and he executed it to a tee.

"The young college lads all have the right attitude. Noah Coppin has also been training with us and he looks a good player. The future looks bright."

Taylor's goalscoring has understandably made him a firm favourite among the Town faithful - as has the fact the striker is one of several local lads in the side - but he was keen to stress that he appreciates the supporters as much, if not more, as they do him.

"Our support has been phenomenal this year," he said.

"They get behind us whether we win, lose or draw and that's so important as it helps the club.

"We speak to them afterwards and they are always honest with us, so you have to take on board what the fans say and look to keep improving.

"This has been my most enjoyable season, 100%. It's my best season on a personal and team level.

"There is not one bad egg in our dressing room. Everyone gets on and wants to play for each other and the managers.

"We might not be right at the top of the league anymore but I still think there is a buzz about the place.

"Hopefully we can kick on between now and the end of the season and then, if we don't go up this year, have a real go again next season."

Taylor is “champing at the bit” to return to action after Town’s two-week break - the Robins host bottom side Shortwood United at Fairfax Park on Saturday (3pm).