SPORTS reporter Dean Jones takes a look at the Huws Gray Alliance hotshots that are in early contention for the golden boot award.

Mark Cadwallader (Flint Town United): 10 goals

The former Rhyl star has set the league alight this season with a host of outstanding display, and he has played a significant part in the Silkmen’s recent resurgence under Niall McGuinness.

He has always possessed a fantastic amount of ability and he now has the experience to really make a difference both on the pitch and in the dressing room, something that is going to stand both Cadwallader and United in extremely good stead as the season progresses.

Llyr Morris (Ruthin Town): 9 goals

Last season’s HGA top scorer has picked up where he left off after resisting a host of offers from high-profile sides both in the same division and in the JD Welsh Premier League this summer.

He is one of the most consistent finishers in the second tier and almost finds himself in double figures despite starting the season on the bench for Chris Williams’ side, and bigger clubs are sure to be knocking on his door once gain next year if he continues to how the same sort of form going forward.

Asa Hamilton (Airbus Broughton): 7 goals

Hamilton has been a fantastic addition to the Wingmakers and he is exactly what they were missing later term; a physical and nasty presence up front with the ability to bully defenders and produce the goods when it matters the most.

There is no doubt he would have more then his seven goals had he not missed a portion of the season with a broken jaw, but the powerful striker is now back in the fold which is an ominous sign for the rest of the league.

Corrig McGonigle (Conwy Borough): 6 goals

There were plenty that doubted whether or not McGonigle could transition his superb goalscoring form from the Welsh Alliance to the HGA, but he has already silenced the doubters with a string of exceptional displays so far for the Tangerines.

There are not many forwards operating outside of the top flight with the composure and ruthlessness in front of goal that McGonigle demonstrates, and he has benefitted significantly from plying alongside Dean Seager in a hugely positive first few weeks back in the league for Gareth Thomas’ men.

Adam Eden (Buckley Town): 6 goals

Buckley have undoubtedly been this season’s surprise package after winning promotion last term, and a large portion of their success is down to Eden’s outstanding recent form in front of goal that has proved to be the difference in a number of eye-catching results.

He is very energetic and boasts a wide-ranging variety of different ways he can influence a contest, and coming up against him has been a real shock to defenders so for and Town will be hoping this continues long into the future.

Steve Blenkinsop (Guilsfield): 5 goals

The Guils’ have once again performed admirably so far this season despite losing some key faces over the summer, but the departure of Asa Hamilton has allowed Blenkinsop to really come into his own which is refelected in both the goals he has scored and the influence he has on the side overall.

He is a fantastic outlet when they are under pressure, and he is always keeping centre halves on their toes which can only be a good thing going forward in terms of the squad’s overall ambitions.

Mark Roberts (Denbigh Town): 5 goals

Roberts made a return to his hometown club this summer following a prolific spell at Llandyrnog United, and his boundless energy and desire have seen him emerge as a real fan favourite once again with the Denbigh faithful.

His ability to defend from the front is equally as important as his contribution at the business end of the field, and his experience of playing at a higher level in what is a relatively young squad is another huge asset for the joint-managerial team of Dewi Llion and Matthew Jones.

James Hooper (Airbus Broughton): 5 goals

A January signing from Flint Town United, Hooper is another that has benefitted significantly from the Wingmakers’ dominant start to the season, and he can provide another consistent goalscoring to a front line that can also boast Joe Chaplin, a recent signing from Porthmadog.

To win ten games on the bounce to start the campaign in no mean feat, and with players like Hooper at their disposal it is going to take a monumental effort from the chasing pack to deny them promotion to the WPL next spring.