Scott Twine says his second-half strike in the Exiles' 2-1 Sky Bet League Two defeat against Cambridge United was "probably the best goal" of his senior career.
Twine netted a thunderous consolation goal at the Abbey Stadium on Saturday as the Exiles suffered their first loss of the 2020/21 Sky Bet League Two season, ensuring County’s unbeaten league start came to an end.
The Exiles began the day at the top of the league but two strikes from Paul Mullin saw Michael Flynn's men slip to third in the table.
A sensational strike from Twine gave the Exiles hope in the final stages, however, it wasn’t meant to be as County left a wet and cold Cambridgeshire empty-handed.
Despte the defeat, it was a special moment for the 21-year-old who produced a goal of the season contender.
“I had some space and I just thought ‘why not?’ and thankfully it went in," said Twine.
“I got the ball on the half-turn and I think their midfielder was five-yards away from me, so I thought ‘if I get a bit of space here then I’ll shoot.’
“That was probably the best goal I’ve ever scored in a competitive game since turning professional."
“It was a very frustrating afternoon, but we’ll go again, train hard and hopefully get a result next week.”
County made the journey back to south Wales with their first league defeat of the season, but Twine said his team-mates will be looking to return to winning ways against Tranmere Rovers at Rodney Parade next weekend.
“Today, we could’ve played a lot better,” added Twine.
“In the end, we didn’t do enough to get a point which is frustrating because we’ve been playing well.
“We gave it our all at the end, but nothing really fell for us.
“We’ve just got to go again next week, win more second balls, be more confident on the ball and believe in our ability more.”