MARKSMAN Kane Simpson’s search for happiness saw him drop a level to join Evesham United – and he cannot stop scoring.

Saturday’s brace helped the Robins overcome stubborn Slimbridge 2-0 in Southern League Division One South and took to 12 goals from eight starts the 22-year-old hitman’s tally.

Simpson, the youngest of five brothers who ply their trade in non-league circles, had already plundered eight for Frome Town in the division above but a fractious relationship with the manager there saw him seek pastures new.

And after linking up with siblings Kye and Cory at Evesham he has not looked back.

“Everything I hit just seems to be going in at the moment and hopefully I can get some more between now and the end of the season,” said Kane.

“People around you have belief that you will score and when that happens, it makes you back yourself that bit more.

“Evesham had been in for me before but I wanted to test myself at a higher level and was doing alright at Frome without being happy, there were a couple of arguments with the manager so I thought it was right to move.

“Luckily it has paid off. I could not have asked for a better start and hope to kick on.”

Kane had played alongside strike-partner Kye before at Mangotsfield but featuring with Cory was a first.

That three-pronged attack is unlikely to play together again this season, though, after Cory suffered a broken leg in last month's 4-3 victory over AFC Totton.

“I think my dad just has good genes to be honest,” quipped Kane, who has another brother and two sisters.

“He played a bit when he was younger, not at a high standard. I think it comes down to him drilling the right things into us when we were young.

“He still comes to support us. It is nice for him to be there and for three of us to play in the same team, we all get on the same off the pitch as we do on it.

“Cory is recovering now. The doctor told him three to four months so I think he will wait until next season and start again then. Hopefully he will be okay soon.”

As for Evesham’s prospects, the main man is aiming high.

“We have to keep pushing on and getting results now. The performances are not too important this time of year, getting the wins is the main thing,” he added.

“We have to be looking to go up really. There is a good team here and top facilities, the ability is there, we just have to knuckle down.”