North Companions' Brodie King has been impressive with the boot in 2017

MACHINE: Brodie King has found the back of the net for North Companions this year time and time again. Photo: Ben Jaffrey
MACHINE: Brodie King has found the back of the net for North Companions this year time and time again. Photo: Ben Jaffrey

Brodie King is North Companions’ go-to man in the forward line and for good reason, too.

The striker has scored 32 goals from 19 matches this year – which includes four hat-tricks – to sit atop the goal-scorers list in the Northern Inland Premier League.

North Companions co-coach Gavin Thompson said as soon as you break down King’s individual attributes, it’s easy to see how he scores so many goals.

“He’s quick, he’s got a rifle shot on both feet and he’s a goal poacher as well,” Thompson said.

“As far as a striker goes, he’s got all the attributes. He has good skills, he can dribble, he can outrun defences and strikes the ball well.”

King will play a key role in North Companions’ clash this Saturday with Norths United at Phil Wheaton Oval with the winner to progress to the grand final.

While King has the goals next to his name this season, Thompson said every team member plays their role for the side which helps King’s goal-scoring prowess.

“I’ve got to give the midfield credit. They set a lot of goals up and Brodie’s good enough to put them away,” Thompson said.

“That’s their job, to give him enough chances to score and hopefully he can win us the game.

“Brodie’s an asset to the side but it’s a real team effort and he’s the first to acknowledge that.”

North Companions will have to do plenty right to topple Norths United.

From three encounters this year, Norths United has won two games against Companions while the other was drawn.

However, Thompson isn’t frightened by that task, instead he is “looking forward to the challenge” United poses.

“They play a good structured game which sometimes is hard to defend against,” Thompson said.

“They like to have a lot of possession. They can play football and they can match sides physically.”

The match starts at 3pm.