Ebbsfleet United striker Matt Godden believes he is in the best form of his career after netting a hat-trick in the 4-2 win over Bishop’s Stortford on Saturday.

The 24-year-old has been in superb form for Fleet this season, scoring 12 league goals in 17 appearances.

Godden climbed to second in the National League South’s table of top goalscorers after his hat-trick at the weekend, where he trails Gosport Borough forward Justin Bennett by just three goals.

MORE: Millwall star chucked off training pitch for bizarre reason

“At the start of the season it wasn’t going in for me but since then it has been going great,” Godden said.

“I would say I am the sharpest I’ve ever been and it’s been fantastic going on a goalscoring run. Fingers crossed I can keep it going and so can the team.

“Saturday was the perfect afternoon really. The only shame on a personal note was that it wasn’t the perfect hat-trick.

“After scoring with my head and my left I was hoping one would fall on my right but it wasn’t to be.”

The Fleet’s home form has failed to match their exemplary away record so far this term, but Godden insists the team knew a dominant result at Stonebridge Road was just around the corner.

MORE: McMahon praises 'excellent' Godden

The former Dartford star said: “We knew that kind of performance was coming.

“We have played well at home, we just haven’t been clinical enough. That changed on Saturday, even though we probably still could have had a few more.

“I thought we were fantastic, some of the build-up play was very good. My relationship with Danny Kedwell is starting to really come together and you could see that in the goals.”

Godden has not always been deployed in his preferred position, making his prowess in front of goal even more impressive.

MORE: Charlton skipper reveals reason behind renewed form

Fleet boss Daryl McMahon has occasionally moved the Canterbury-born forward to the wing, but Godden says he is now comfortable playing in a variety of positions.

“My favourite position is down the middle, playing off someone like Kedwell,” he added.

“But I’ve played in a few positions this year, I never used to be so comfortable doing it but it is something I’ve worked on with Daryl and that’s credit to him.

“Some people say I’m a natural goalscorer and the ability to be in the right place at the right time is hard to teach, but I’ve got to put it down to a lot of hard work as well.

“When we get on a run we are hard to stop – hopefully that can continue.”

Follow us on Twitter @NewsShopperSprt