Had not spotted this before. On Christmas Saturday 1967 (Dec 23), our reserve team beat Chalfont St Peter 15-1 (at Beveree). Scorers were Dave Boothman 9 (yes NINE), Brian Smith 2, Dave Timberlake 2, Keith Hanna & Julian Goodlace. A week later he only scored 4 in a 7-0 defeat of Staines Town! 13 goals in two games. Boothman was the joint leading scorer for the Reserve Section of the Spartan League, registering 33 goals (Addlestone's J Clogg - what a great name for a footballer - also notched 33). 19 year old Boothman scored the bulk of his 33 league goals by 20th January and then was reported as having been offered a trial by Grimsby Town - but then it seems then he was offered Amateur forms with Brentford. How many goals might he have scored for the reserves if he hadn't been signed by Brentford.He did re-appear later in the season, after injury, and scored a few more goals, it is unclear how long he stayed with the Bees. Boothman had played for the first team in 67/68 scoring 6 goals in 5 appearances. He made a brief return in 72/73 playing 5 times without finding the net, for the first team - but continued to score for the reserves that season before leaving the club..