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EXCLUSIVE | "It's one of the best feelings" admits Josh Sheehan after stoppage time victory

6 October 2019

Josh Sheehan admits winning a match in stoppage time is a great feeling as George Nurse’s thunderbolt in the last passage of play saw Newport County AFC rise to third in the League Two table with a 1-0 victory over Carlisle United.

Before Nurse’s divine intervention, neither side particularly caused too many problems to the respective goalkeepers but a first Football League goal from the left-back was worthy of winning any game at any level.

Here, read everything Sheehan exclusively told iFollow Exiles following the conclusion of the contest.

 

On the victory over Carlisle United…

"We started off well as in passing wise and I think in the first half we were by far the better team. Second half, Carlisle grew into the game a bit more and we weren’t at our best at all.

"We dug in and what a strike by Nursey at the end.

"I felt like we deserved the three points as in we were going for the win and Carlisle were more on the defensive side.

"It was a tough game, there weren’t many chances created from either side, but we were the team more on the front foot. And a strike like that deserves to win any game."

 

On the feeling of winning a match in stoppage time…

"The place went berserk, didn’t it?

"The noise level went so loud and then at the final whistle, you could tell how much it meant to all the fans and shows that we’re on our way to where we want to be.

"Probably three or four nil is a better feeling, and we’d prefer that, but it is a great feeling when you score that last-minute winner.

"It was just the timing, Nursey getting his first league goal, it’s unbelievable.

"There’s nothing worse than when you concede a last-minute goal. When you score it, it’s one of the best feelings."

 

On hosting Exeter City in the Leasing.Com Trophy on Tuesday night…

"We’re going into the game to try and win. We want to win every game regardless of whether it’s league or cup.

"We want to stay in the tournament because it’s good for the club and good for everyone, it’s a chance to get to Wembley. We want to go as far as we can.

"Exeter are one of the top teams in League Two, so we do want to get one over on them and beat them.

"We want the supporters to come and support the boys. I feel we play better the more fans there are.

"We appreciate it so much when they travel to Macclesfield on a Tuesday night, we do really appreciate things like that and sometimes it’s in our team talks to do it for the fans.

"Hopefully as many as possible will come."

 

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