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Palmer delighted after netting winner

15 September 2013

Striker Ollie Palmer insists the goal which earned us a fantastic away victory at York City yesterday was intentional.

With the score at 1-1, Sam Clucas unleashed a low drive in the 75th minute, which found the net after the ball diverted off Palmer.

It is the second time that Palmer has earned us all three points on the road this season, following his winner in our match at Wycombe Wanderers last month.

“Of course I meant it. Call it a Dennis Bergkamp finish if you like,” laughed Palmer, who joined us from Havant & Waterlooville six weeks ago.

“Clukes (Sam Clucas) got in a shot from about 25 yards, which came towards me, and I just stuck my foot out and tried to re-direct it. Fortunately it went in.”

He continued: “When the coach was delayed, the gaffer made it clear that wasn’t going to be used as an excuse. 

“The boys still got a good warm-up, but maybe we didn’t start as sharp as we should have, and they (York City) got a goal early on.

“But we showed that we’ve got a team of winners. That shone through, as we took all three points away from home.”

Palmer, who won the prestigious ‘Player of the Year’ award in the Conference South last term, also stated that he is aiming to become one of the fittest players at our club.

“At my last club, I was used to being the fittest player on the pitch, which I was never going to be here straight away, coming to this level with full-time professionals,” added Palmer.

“Jumping up two divisions, I never expected to start each week. I am adapting from being part-time to full-time, and I’m about 90 – 95 per cent fit now.

“But I hope people are starting to believe in me a bit.

“If I come off the bench, I come off the bench, or if I start, I start, but the team getting three points is the most important thing.”

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