Yeovil Town striker Malachi Linton has said the frustration of missing a one-on-one opportunity helped inspire him to score a wonder goal seconds later against Wrexham.
The 21-year-old saw an opportunity turned round the post by the visitors’ keeper Mark Howard, only for the ball to come to him outside the box and lash home wanted he admitted was “up there” with the best he has ever scored.
Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins after the game, he said: “If the first one goes in, maybe I don’t score the second. I want to take the easier ones as a striker but there was venom and frustration behind that second shot.
“I hit it with some passion because I did miss the first one and I am happy to be off the mark in front of the home fans.
“As a striker on your home debut you want to get off the mark and now I just want to move forward.”
He praised his team-mates for “being resilient” to come back from going behind to a seventh minute goal from Wrexham star striker Paul Mullin.
The striker added: “The gaffer sent us out there with a good game plan and we executed it well.
“The early goal put us on the back foot, but credit to the whole team and staff for being resilient to come back and take a well-earned point.”