IT'S time to fill the final piece of our non-league jigsaw.

All week we've been asking for your help to compile our all-star team, based on the cream of semi-pro talent from across north Essex.

You've been voting in your thousands for our top manager, goalkeeper, full-back, centre-back, midfielder and winger.

Now it's time to switch attention to those headline-grabbing goal kings - our star strikers.

And having been finding the back of the net all season, which of these five worthy candidates will bag another top accolade?

Our prolific pack, based entirely on your nominations, features another FC Clacton duo in Karl Andrade and Adam Hampson.

But the race for our very own Golden Boot promises to be a real tussle as they go head-to-head with Brightlingsea Regent's highly-rated Billy Hunt, Coggeshall Town goal-getter Nnamdi Nwachuku and Coggeshall United's rising star George Smith.

Andrade and Hampson have been spurring each other on all year, amassing 23 and 22 goals respectively for the free-scoring Seasiders.

They were a major asset in their side's magnificent campaign as Tom Austin's men finished a highest-ever sixth in the Thurlow Nunn League premier division and notched a record 19 victories.

Hunt has become one of the first names on manager Tom Rothery's teamsheet at Brightlingsea.

Top scorer for the last two Bostik League premier division seasons - 54 goals in his 110 appearances - he finished last term with an impressive ratio of 16 in 50.

Former Colchester United youngster Nwachuku had another fabulous campaign and finished third in the Bostik League division north scoring charts, plundering a mighty-impressive 22 goals.

But Nwachuku wasn't the only striker banging goals in while wearing a Coggeshall kit.

Smith, of Thurlow Nunn League first division south runners-up United, had an amazing season and found the back of the net no less than 31 times in 36 appearances.

In addition to being top scorer, he was crowned both supporters' and players' player-of-the-year.

His goals helped the Weavers stay in the title hunt right to the bitter end and his eye-catching performances have since earned him a move to eventual champions Hashtag United.

And that completes our final non-league poll, with all to be revealed next week in terms of who finishes top of the charts.

Three of the ballots are particularly tight, especially in the managerial stakes with little between the two frontrunners.

"It's been a great week," said Gazette sports reporter Matt Plummer.

"We're passionate about our non-league scene and have been overwhelmed by the response from readers.

"We've had thousands of votes and while it's sometimes difficult comparing players from different levels of football, everyone has got in the spirit and taken it for what it is - a bit of close-season fun.

"Thanks to those who have cast votes, in addition to clubs and individuals for helping spread the word via social media.

"In terms of the results and winners, all will be revealed next week.

"We'll do some number-crunching and produce a full round-up in Tuesday's Gazette."