New Harrow Borough striker Spencer Bellotti is looking forward to re-establishing his old partnership with Ollie Hawkins.
The duo have been reunited at Earlsmead by Boro boss Dave Anderson and will be hoping to recreate the magic they achieved at Northwood two years ago.
Bellotti, who netted on his debut in Tuesday night’s 2-1 defeat at Billericay, likes to drop deep and collect the ball to feed target-man Hawkins and believes he will not have lost the understanding they formed in 2012.
“I played with Ollie Hawkins for a season at Northwood,” he said.
“I think he’s a very good player and has a lot of potential. I can play off him like we did at Northwood. I know his game and he knows mine.
“Ollie is a big lad and I can drop off him. We thought it worked at Northwood and hopefully we can do it again here.”
Bellotti was first introduced to Hawkins by Northwood manager Gary Meakin, now at Beaconsfield SYCOB, and worked with him again at Wingate and Finchley.
Former Harrow player Meakin was on the phone again to his trusted frontman in the summer. However, Bellotti has revealed he had no intention to return to Southern League football.
“Gary approached me earlier in the season but I wanted to stay at this level,” he said. “I’ve got a lot of time for him and he gave me the chance at Northwood and then another step up when he went to Wingate.”
Games have been hard to come by for Bellotti of late and the striker says a lack of action at Ryman Premier rivals Canvey Island was responsible for his departure.
“I wasn’t really playing at Canvey and I had a good chat with Harrow,” he continued. “I came in last Thursday and trained with the team. I was impressed with what I saw.
“Hopefully I can get some more game time here.
“Dave [Anderson] wears his heart on his sleeve and that’s what you want as a footballer. If you’re doing something wrong you want to be told, and if you’re doing something right, he will praise you.
“I turned 24 last month and at my age I just want to be playing football.
“I want to finish the season strongly and work towards next season now.”
Harrow’s tenants, Hendon, were beaten 3-0 by Enfield Town at Earlsmead on Monday night. Their game at Lewes on Saturday, however, was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.