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Simpson reflects on magic first goal

Town's No. 9 speaks after scoring first goal

28 August 2021

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Tyreece Simpson admitted that he was just relieved to see the ball hit the back of the net in the wake of his heroics against Mansfield Town today.

Simpson met Jonny Williams' great cross with a superb volley to win the game for the Reds and secure what was a huge three points at The County Ground. 

It was the striker's first goal in Town colours after what has been a good start to the season performance wise, and Simpson was thrilled to get off the mark this afternoon.

"It was a great feeling," Simpson told

"The fans were buzzing and I just feel like all the hard work I've been doing is finally starting to pay off.

"It was such a relief when the ball hit the back of the net and just to hear the fans roar was amazing.

"I feel like that first goal was a long time coming, and now hopefully they come flooding in. I've had the chances, I'm just grateful that one went in.

"As a striker it may seem like I'm not bothered and not scoring, and it is always in the back of my mind that I'm not scoring because, at the end of the day, I'm a striker and that's what I want to do and that's my job.

"But, obviously, you've got to help the team out when you can.

"From here we keep on building, cut out some of the silly mistakes and keep on progressing. More goals will come and we'll keep building from here."

Simpson also paid tribute to Jonny Williams, who came off the bench and created a moment of magic to create the goal.

"It was decent," Simpson said of the cross. 

"You see it in training and he's got that bit of magic."

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