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“And it’s Jamie Cureton again!” - Norwich City hero’s amazing scoring feat

Jamie Cureton at Carrow Road. Picture: Sonya Duncan

Jamie Cureton at Carrow Road. Picture: Sonya Duncan

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Norwich City legend Jamie Cureton has set a stunning personal goal scoring record.

Jamie Cureton doesn't see eye to eye with referee Mark Haywood. It ended in a yellow for the City man. Picture: Nick Butcher Jamie Cureton doesn't see eye to eye with referee Mark Haywood. It ended in a yellow for the City man. Picture: Nick Butcher

The 42-year-old striker scored twice for his latest club, Farnborough Town in their 4-2 win at Gosport Borough on Tuesday night.

Farnborough play in the Southern Premier League – the same as King’s Lynn Town - and it means the veteran hit man has now played and scored in the top eight divisions in English football.

Cureton tweeted: “Good 4-2 win last night got my first 2 goals of the season which means I’ve now played and scored in the top 8 division @FarnboroughFC.”

Cureton had two spells with Norwich, where he started his career in 1994, playing for the Canaries in the Premier League, the Championship and League One. He went on to play for Exeter and Dagenham & Redbridge in League Two. Last season alone he appeared for Farnborough in the Southern League Division One Central, for Eastleigh in the National League and St Albans in National League South, taking his tally to seven - before Tuesday’s night game.

Jamie Cureton with the match ball.
 
Picture: Nick Butcher Jamie Cureton with the match ball. Picture: Nick Butcher

”I’d love to be playing high but age gets to you a bit and I decided to drop down and keep going as long as possible,” he said in an interview with Talksport on Thursday.

“I spoke to a lot of friends who have retired and stuff and they have all said, play as long as possible. As long as I can still keep going I will. I get the same buzz. I keep running around trying to do myself justice.

“People think you find it easier, but you need to play in a good team as well. If you drop down and you’re not surrounded by good players, what I base my game on you might as well quit.”

Cureton’s clubs: Norwich City, Bournemouth (loan), Bristol Rovers (loan and permanent), Reading, Busan Icons (South Korea), QPR, Swindon, Colchester (loan and permanent), Norwich City, Barnsley (loan), Shrewsbury (loan), Exeter, Leyton Orient, Exeter (loan and permanent), Cheltenham, Dagenham & Redbridge, Farnborough, Eastleigh, Farnborough, St Albans, Farnborough.

The face of defeat - Jamie Cureton after a 1-0 loss at Coventry. Picture: Paul Hollands/Focus Images Ltd The face of defeat - Jamie Cureton after a 1-0 loss at Coventry. Picture: Paul Hollands/Focus Images Ltd

Jamie Cureton celebrates a goal against Barnsley.
 Picture: Nick Butcher Jamie Cureton celebrates a goal against Barnsley. Picture: Nick Butcher

And he also played for Reading ... 
Reading and Bristol Rovers. And he also played for Reading ... Reading and Bristol Rovers.

Jamie Cureton at North Walsham Sports Centre for a Norwich City Football in the Community project launch. Picture: Archant Jamie Cureton at North Walsham Sports Centre for a Norwich City Football in the Community project launch. Picture: Archant

Jamie Cureton helps launch the new Norwich City away kit for the 2008-2009 season at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Archant Jamie Cureton helps launch the new Norwich City away kit for the 2008-2009 season at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Archant

Jamie Cureton talks to the media at the Colney Training Centre. Picture: Antony Kelly Jamie Cureton talks to the media at the Colney Training Centre. Picture: Antony Kelly

Defeat hurts for Jamie Cureton. This was Stoke at Carrow Road. Picture: Antony Kelly Defeat hurts for Jamie Cureton. This was Stoke at Carrow Road. Picture: Antony Kelly

Celebrating a goal against Burnley at Carrow Road.  Picture: Antony Kelly Celebrating a goal against Burnley at Carrow Road. Picture: Antony Kelly

Jamie Cureton after scoring against Scunthorpe in December, 2007. Picture: Paul Hollands/Focus Images Ltd Jamie Cureton after scoring against Scunthorpe in December, 2007. Picture: Paul Hollands/Focus Images Ltd

Jamie Cureton has embarked on a coaching career at Arsenal. Picture: Sportsbeat Images Jamie Cureton has embarked on a coaching career at Arsenal. Picture: Sportsbeat Images

On target for QPR and celebrating with Martin Rowlands. Picture: PA On target for QPR and celebrating with Martin Rowlands. Picture: PA

Jamie Cureton during an East Anglian derby at Carrow Road in 2007 - Glenn Roeder's first game in charge of City. Picture: Nick Butcher Jamie Cureton during an East Anglian derby at Carrow Road in 2007 - Glenn Roeder's first game in charge of City. Picture: Nick Butcher

In action for 

Colchester United against Sheffield Wednesday in 2006. Picture: Clifford Hicks In action for Colchester United against Sheffield Wednesday in 2006. Picture: Clifford Hicks

Jamie Cureton signs for Leyton Orient. Picture: Leyton Orient FC Jamie Cureton signs for Leyton Orient. Picture: Leyton Orient FC

Jamie Cureton comes out for his first press conference since rejoining City in 2007. Picture: Bill Smith Jamie Cureton comes out for his first press conference since rejoining City in 2007. Picture: Bill Smith

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