SHAUN Meddings has taken the Burton & District Sunday League Premier Division by storm this season for newly promoted Winshill Branny Arms.
The pacy striker has netted nine times at the halfway stage of the season for Winshill as they look for a solid first campaign in the top flight.
They were promoted last season under the name of Winshill Sump, along with Division One champions Moira United and Kings Bromley Swifts in an expanded Premier Division.
And Winshill have shown the step up in class is not a problem for them as they sit second in the table behind perennial title contenders Edge Hill.
The Stapenhill-based side lead the way and are still unbeaten this season, the first without Uttoxeter Town after they switched to Saturday football and a tilt at climbing the non-league pyramid.
The 2012/13 title looks odds-on, with Sam Taylor — who plays for Stapenhill on a Saturday — cracking seven goals in just a handful of appearances.
Taylor, second-top goalscorer for Stapenhill in the Leicestershire Senior League, is being chased for the top Sunday goalscoring crown at Edge Hill by Swans team-mate Lewis Campbell and Stretton Eagles star Brent Upton, both of whom have six on a Sunday.
Karl Wayte, meanwhile, has five goals for Edge Hill and is building his fitness ahead of an expected return on Saturdays for Stapenhill during their run-in and promotion push.
Meanwhile, the top scorer for the South Derbyshire sides in the Premier Division is Chris Broadhurst, who has netted seven for Repton Casuals.
Former Gresley Rovers stalwart Carl Slater has also turned up in the list with five for Drum Athletic, who took over from the Railway after a third-place finish last season.
The Miners Arms look like comfortably winning Division One, with current Gresley hot-shot Richard Hanslow cracking a brilliant 23 goals in just nine games for the title contenders.
The next highest scorer for the Miners is Matt Colley with just five goals as the Church Gresley pub lead the division by three points from Edge Hill reserves, for whom Alex Weir has netted 15 times and Stapenhill winger Asa Sippits five.
Overall, the top scorer in all competitions in the Sunday League is Washlands man Liam Dawson, who has hit 33 goals in all competitions, one ahead of the 32 achieved so far by Hanslow. The next on the list is Weir with 22.