Scott Fenwick reveals how abuse from 86-year-old nana spurred him to FA Cup glory

Scott Fenwick scores
Scott Fenwick scores

FA Cup hero Scott Fenwick admitted he was relieved to score against Salford – after revealing he even took abuse from his nana for his miss in the first game of the tie.

Fenwick and Mikael Mandron found the net as Pools beat non-league Salford 2-0 to progress to the third round.

Mandron and Fenwick

Mandron and Fenwick

Fenwick missed a golden headed chance last time out at Moor Lane – so it was fitting his goal came from another aerial chance.

“I am glad it was a header,” he said. “I took some abuse off all of my mates, my family and everything so it was nice it just went in.

“Even my nana, she is 86 and she absolutely hounded me for missing that.

“I bet there is no one who has watched that replay back more than me, I guarantee it.

“I came into the game knowing I was up front and I thought I am going to score no matter what.”

Fenwick admitted his side “made hard work” of the tie against the Evo Stick Northern Premier League side, who have enjoyed a high profile lately.

“They probably came here playing on 20 or 30 per cent more adrenaline,” he added.

“They are the underdogs, we have matched them, and I think obviously when we got that goal we have controlled it from there.

“I am just glad all the hype with Salford, and the Class of 92 is over and that is squashed now. Hopefully we might get a few people behind us.

“It was all about the Class of 92 but we were not really playing them, we are playing Salford.

“I think the whole world was with them not us. It was just nice to get them here and get them out.”