A memorial to a football club’s record goalscorer has finally been put up after a community fundraising effort.

Wilfred ‘Billy’ Minter, who scored 356 goals in 362 games for St Albans City, has now been given the recognition he deserves with an official headstone by his grave.

It comes following a longstanding campaign by fans of the club, who collected just short of £2,700 to pay for the memorial.

Minter, who died in 1984 aged 86, won three amateur caps for England. He also scored an incredible 57 goals in just 37 games for Hertfordshire Football Association.

Much to the joy of those behind the headstone appeal, the monument was erected in time for the 95th anniversary of one of Minter’s most memorable feats.

On 22 November 1922, he scored a remarkable seven goals in an FA Cup match against Dulwich Hamlet but still ended up on the losing side as the South London side ran out 8-7 winners.

The fundraising campaign is officially around £400 shy of its £2,700 target and the crowdfunding page will remain open until the end of the month.

Visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/david-tavener to donate.