If all goes to plan, Wellington Phoenix striker David Ball will find the back of the net a lot at WIN Stadium over the coming months.
Ball scored his first goal of the A-League season in the Wollongong-based side's 1-1 all draw with Macarthur FC. Captain Ulises Davila put in a well-timed through ball for James McGarry, and his low cross into the box found Ball who made no mistake.
Ball, who is in his second season with Wellington, hopes that it's the first of many goals in 2020/21.
"I think it obviously last time took me a little bit longer than that. So it was nice, in my second game, to get off the mark. It makes things easier as a striker. All strikers will tell you that it's the first one that you want," the Englishman said.
"Every year, throughout my career, I've always wanted to get to double figures. That's my own target. Obviously I didn't make that last year and I want to better my tally from last year."
Ball scored six goals in his inaugural A-League season on his way to winning the club's Player of the Year award. He also formed an imposing attacking threat alongside Gary Hooper.
This season, he hopes to build a similar relationship with recruit Tomer Hemed.
"I think 'Hoops' is much more of that box player, while I think Tomer is a little bit more robust than Gary in terms of his work outside the box. He's a bit more of an aerial threat. Obviously Hoops was quality in terms of his touch and getting players into the game," Ball said.
"But I'm just enjoying to be able to play with them as my strike partner, I'm quite lucky to be honest."