Scott Fenwick produced a moment of magic to fire Hartlepool United to third place – and kick-start his own goal tally.
The striker smashed in a 51st-minute winner last night against Newport County to give Pools their third league win in a row and their fourth in all competitions – the best start to a season since 1957.
Fenwick, who was the club’s top scorer in League Two last season, was thrilled to have found the net.
“I’m just really happy to get off the mark,” said the 25-year-old. “Billy [Paynter], Raks [Bingham] and I are working really hard up front.
“But, they were already off the mark so, obviously, I’m pleased now to have chipped in.
“Obviously, when I saw play open up I went for it. Nicky [Featherstone] has made a great run to the right, but I’ve decided I’m not passing and I hit it and I made the right decision – it went in!
“It sat up perfectly for me just outside the box and I’ve got my head down and put my laces through it.
“I’ve managed to hit the target and it was great to see it go in the top corner.”
Fenwick has joined his strike partners on the scoresheet – they have five of the six goals netted to date – and the Geordie says confidence is high that they can carry on scoring.
“We’re creating chances and the three of us all believe we’ll score goals,” he explained.
“At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter who’s putting the ball in the back of the net, as long as one of us is doing it.
“It can be the midfield lads chipping in – it really doesn’t matter. It’s nice that we’re all winning together, making progress and seeing the confidence growing.
“It’s great we’re up there, but the great thing is we’re working for each other – we’re putting in the tackles for our mates.
“We may not have played our best football, but we’re up there and it’s nice to be looking up for a change instead of being down there.
“We have a hard game now at Stevenage on Saturday, but we’ll just keep on taking things one game at a time.”