Match winner's delight on promotion to League One
Antoni Sarcevic says ‘nothing will top’ his winning goal against Burton Albion as Fleetwood Town secured promotion to Sky Bet League 1 at Wembley Stadium.
The 22-year-old attacking midfielder, who joined the Cod Army from Chester in the summer, scored the only goal in a tightly contested affair in the capital with a free kick in the second half.
Sarcevic, acknowledging he did not mean to score, curled a free kick into the Burton penalty area, but after avoiding everyone in the box, the ball sailed over the head of Dean Lyness and into the bottom corner to give Fleetwood their sixth promotion in ten years.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Sarcevic said: “I just wanted to get it in at that time of the game, it was just important to get the ball in, but keeper has misjudged it has gone in. I am just over the moon with it.
“We had to stay patient, we had to make sure the atmosphere inside the stadium didn’t affect us, but we went out and we had two great chances where we could have been 1-0 up.
“As it goes on, you think is it going to be our day. Obviously it was with my goal and I am just over the moon that I’ve done it for the boys.
“They were probably having their best spell, but I felt we deserved the win. We were always in control and we fully deserved it.
“Obviously you want to go up automatically, but this is the best way to go up. I hold my promotion with Chester high, but nothing will top this. I have just scored the winner at Wembley.”
Nathan Pond was closest to converting Sarcevic’s set piece and even, jokingly, tried to claim his 51st goal in Fleetwood colours, but Sarcevic admits scoring Town’s winner was ‘the best feeling you can ask for’ and he was proud to have celebrated it with his family after the game.
“He (Nathan Pond) was trying to wind me up saying he has got a flick, but the keeper has misjudged it and it has flew in. It is the best feeling you can ask for.
“I couldn’t look at my mum on the side, she was in tears and it could have got me in tears, but what better way for your family to see their family score at Wembley.”
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