Alan Goodall marked his recent involvement at the centre of defence for Fleetwood Town with his first goal for the club against Gillingham, and admitted he has found it difficult to watch on from the
By Liz Owen
Alan Goodall marked his recent involvement at the centre of defence for Fleetwood Town with his first goal for the club against Gillingham, and admitted he has found it difficult to watch on from the sidelines.
“The important thing for me is playing,” he said. “It’s so frustrating when you’re not involved, and to come in and score – it’s been a while! So it’s a nice feeling.”
The League Two leaders proved a difficult test for Town and Goodall, although unhappy with his role in the Gills’ first goal, feels that Town dealt impressively with an abundance of pressure during the second half.
“I probably should have done better for the goals, to be honest,” he revealed. “It was my man on the back stick so I’m disappointed with that. After going 2-0 up it would have been nice coming in at half time leading by two goals instead of one.
“The second half was horrible; they just hit it as hard as they could. Their main thing was trying to hit their frontman and turn us as much as they could, but I think we dealt well with it. It was disappointing that they got the equaliser but it was one of those really tough matches – we all dug in and we all stuck together.”
“We’ve played two hard teams in the last couple of games, Gillingham and Southend,” Goodall added, “and to come away with a point from the top of the league; you can’t complain about that.”
Goodall also paid tribute to the travelling Cod Army contingent: “They were brilliant. It’s always nice to see your own fans make such a long journey, taking time out of the day to spend their money and come all the way down here.
“We now have a full week to prepare for another tough away game at Oxford.”