Edwards joins Washington in Ives history books

On Saturday, Ives striker Jonny Edwards hit four goals in a stunning victory at Mickleover. Those goals took his tally to 17 in all competitions for the season.

Scoring four goals in one game is very rare at any level of football, and the Ives history books have been researched to see who was the last player to score four in one game for the club.

The answer is that has happened, but you have to go back to the 2011/12 season when it occurred not just once, but twice. Not surprisingly, it was Ives legend and fellow prolific scorer, Conor Washington who accomplished such a feat.

The first came on 17 March 2012 when the Ives hammered Irchester 7-1 at Westwood Road. Then, just a few weeks later, Washington was at it again as he bagged another four in a 6-1 win at Daventry. That was the final year that Washington was at the club before he made the move to Newport County,

So a gap of 12 years between the exploits of Washington and Edwards and with the Ives currently scoring goals for fun, it may well be that Ives fans may not need to wait that long for such a feat to be repeated again!

Since the victory on Saturday, Jonny Edwards has spoken to Andy Poole from the Southern League website. You can view the full interview HERE

*With thanks to Dave Hook, Jez Hall and Nigel Howlett for their research.