Fans say Fornaroli to pip Berisha for Golden Boot

Fans on www.a-league.com.au reckon Melbourne City's goal-scoring machine Bruno Fornaroli will be crowned this season's Hyundai A-League Golden Boot ahead of Victory's Besart Berisha. But is Diego Castro from Perth Glory a dark horse?

According to the poll on  www.a-league.com.au , the Uruguayan will finish with the mantle of this season's Hyundai A-League’s golden boot.

The City striker currently leads the goal-scoring charts with 13 goals, just two ahead of the Victory marksman Berisha.

Fornaroli's goal against Wellington on Monday night means he has scored against every A-League side this season. An incredible effort.

“The Prickly Pear” has 34.09% of the votes to be the competition’s leading scorer, just ahead of Berisha onb 30.14%.

Could Fornaroli hit the magical 20-goal mark? That's the question fans are asking.

It’s the 28-year-old’s ability to score all sorts of goals which sets him apart from the rest. Whether it’s a poacher’s finish in the box, a powerful header or a solo run and shot, Fornaroli can do it all.

But if anyone can catch him, you would never rule out Berisha.

A consistent scorer for many years in the A-League, “Bes” has been runner-up in the golden boot for the last two years and will want to reach the summit again.

With seven of Victory’s last 11 games in Melbourne, the Albanian is sure to get his name on the score sheet enough to challenge for top spot.

Victory's Besart Berisha gets a shot away during the Big Blue.

Of the remaining contenders, Novillo looks to have the best chance. Novillo (eight goals) is followed by four players [Aaron Mooy, Jamie Maclaren, Mitch Nichols and Diego Castro] all on seven.

Novillo has scored four goals in his last three games, including braces against both the Wanderers and Phoenix.

He’s another that will benefit from City’s scintillating attacking style and you would expect him to have a host of chances to add to his tally on the run in to the finals.

Now Maclaren is back from Olyroos duty, he’ll look to start scoring again.

While he’s six behind the leader, Maclaren has played four less matches so if he can stay healthy and Roar get back to form, the goals should follow.

And don’t write off Glory’s Castro. The Spaniard has been in sensational touch the last month or so, prompting coach Kenny Lowe to label him the best player in the competition.

Glory marquee Diego Castro celebrates converting his second-half penalty against Victory in Round 12.

If Glory is to make a charge for the finals, Castro will be pivotal and so will his goals.

While Fornaroli looks tough to catch, it promises to be a fascinating battle and an electrifying climax in the race for the golden-boot. 

Fornaroli, Berisha, Novillo, Mooy, Castro, Maclaren? Get voting now!

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