The striker, 18, bagged a hat-trick in the second half of Wednesday nightÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s pre-season friendly as our Spurs XI side ran out 8-1 winners at Woodside Park.
It was his first treble in Spurs colours and BishopÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Stortford kindly allowed him to take home the match ball Ã¢â‚¬â€œ heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s pictured with it at the ground after last nightÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s game.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s my first match ball,Ã¢â‚¬Â beamed Simon afterwards. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I was delighted when the third goal went in because I knew time was running out.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I was pleased with the goals. I followed in Andy BarchamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s shot for the first goal, I had to react quickly for the second goal and I was practising the skill for the third goal with Ricardo (Moniz) the skills coach in the morning, so I was pleased with that one!
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve scored four goals in three games now in pre-season Ã¢â‚¬â€œ these friendlies are important and you have to take every opportunity you get.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I feel confident and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve matured over the last six months. I just want to keep it going because I know I need to push on this season.Ã¢â‚¬Â
If pre-season is all about catching the eye for our younger players then Simon Dawkins thrust himself into the limelight at Bishop's Stortford.