Tranmere's Cook Kops Golden Boot Award

By Sam Elliott

Tranmere Rovers ultimately couldn’t quite peg back Macclesfield, but their striker Andy Cook completed a rescue mission of his own.

The powerful frontman was trailing Danny Rowe in the scoring charts for most of the season, but an incredible final few months saw him chip away and deny the AFC Fylde sharp shooter a National League Golden Boot to add to his North one from last year.

With play-off strikes not counting in the end of season tally of course, Cook, 27, ends two goals ahead - and it had a lot to do with one game in particular last month.

Cook scored four times against Gateshead and that night eventually swung things in his favour.

He was presented with his well-earned trophy before the Vanarama National League play-off semi-final win over Ebbsfleet United last Saturday.

Killer Cook now wants to sign off in style with a Wembley win on Saturday in the Promotion Final, and knowing him another goal!

Vanarama National League top scorers:

Andy Cook (Tranmere Rovers) 26 goals

Danny Rowe (AFC Fylde) 24 goals

Macauley Bonne (Leyton Orient) 22 goals

James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) 20 goals

Bruno Andrade (Boreham Wood) 20 goals

Danny Kedwell (Ebbsfleet United) 18 goals

Josh Rees (Bromley) 16 goals

Ryan Bird (Dover Athletic) 16 goals

Morgan Ferrier (Dagenham and Boreham Wood) 15 goals

Scott Wilson (Macclesfield) 14 goals

Michael Cheek (Dagenham) 13 goals

Chris Holroyd (Wrexham) 13 goals

Louis Dennis (Bromley) 13 goals

Harry Pritchard (Maidenhead United) 13 goals

Danny Johnson (Gateshead) 13 goals

Tommy Wright (Sutton United) 13 goals

Fejiri Okenabirhie (Dagenham) 12 goals

Byron Harrison (Barrow & Sutton) 12 goals

Charlie Carter (Woking) 12 goals

Scott Rendell (Aldershot Town) 12 goals

Corey Whitely (Dagenham and Ebbsfleet) 11 goals

Michael Woods (Hartlepool United) 11 goals

Shamir Fenelon (Aldershot) 11 goals

Joe Pigott (Maidstone United) 11 goals

Oladapo Afolayan (Solihull Moors) 11 goals

Tom Denton (FC Halifax) 10 goals

Angelo Balanta (Boreham Wood) 10 goals

Ben Williamson (Eastleigh) 10 goals

Jack Powell (Ebbsfleet United) 10 goals

Where next?

Barrow Make Five Available For Transfer & Release Six Following the conclusion of player meetings after a dramatic end to the 2017/18 season, Vanarama National League club Barrow AFC have announced its retained list for next season.
Goal King Gilchrist Gets His Hands On North Golden Boot He had two clubs, three different managers, international recognition and by the end of the season he found himself with a Golden Boot.

Match centre

Vanarama National League North
Vanarama National League South

Latest photos