Little goal machine Eddie Hudson - he can’t stop scoring

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While England’s latest prospect Harry Kane might have scored his first international goal last weekend, it is nothing compared to the goalscoring talent of Ossett youngster Eddie Hudson.

Football-mad Eddie, eight, has notched up a record of 80 goals in just 26 games playing for Thornes Juniors under-8s.

His impressive tally has also seen him secure a place with Huddersfield Town’s development academy.

His proud dad Dick, who also coaches the team, said: “Eddie is just football mad. It is everything to him and it’s all he does. I think he knows more about the sport than me.

“It’s quite an achievement for him to have scored so many goals in just 26 games. He’s now hoping to get to 100 but there’s only a few games left.”

Towngate Primary School pupil Eddie also retired his number 78 shirt in memory of his granddad Gerald Pearson who died last May.

He notched five more strikes to his tally to reach 80 during last weekend’s 13-0 Charles Rice Junior League win over Dewsbury Rangers.

Mr Hudson added: “We didn’t actually realise just how many goals he’d scored at first and then we said when you get to 78 you can retire the shirt.

“He scored a goal and ran straight over to me, took his shirt off and said ‘that’s for granddad..”

Leeds United fan Eddie will now wear the number 21 shirt for the rest of the season.