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HESS DELIGHTED TO BAG FIRST GILLS GOAL

12 March 2014

Jake Hessenthaler reveals his delight in scoring his first ever goal for the club in stunning fashion following entertaining 4-2 win over Coventry at Priestfield

4-2 win over Coventry City on Tuesday night.Jake Hessenthaler said he was delighted to score his first ever goal for the club in the


The 19-year-old, who was given a standing ovation after being substituted shortly after the goal in the last minute of normal time, scored from all of 40 yards with opposing goalkeeper Joe Murphy out of his area, and the youngster said it was a great feeling to open his goal scoring account.


After the game he said he didn’t have any second thoughts about shooting from distance.


He said: “I tried to read what the goalkeeper was going to do.


“Cody went in to challenge him; he’s gone and headed it, I’ve got there first and heard the crowd shout and I thought what have I got to lose?


“I hit it well and it crept in under the bar, I was delighted.



“I didn’t try and hit it too hard, I just wanted to get it on target but it was bouncing which made it harder.


“I would have taken a tap in!”


However Jake was keen to stress that securing victory was the most important thing, and believes back to back wins will create a timely confidence boost.



He added: “They went down to ten men but they were still pressing and got it back to 3-2 with five minutes to go.


"Luckily we got the fourth goal and killed the game a bit, it’s a great three points with back to back wins and hopefully we can get something from the Bradford game.


“We played well; we deserved the win if I’m being honest. It was a roller coaster game but we need to do better defensively sometimes.


“The main thing is the three points and to get that was a terrific result.


“We stuck together as a team, we work hard in training and we can now try and push on until the end of the season and try to secure safety.”


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