Interview : Andy Welsh : 16/04/2011
Andy Welsh Speaks To The BBC After The 1-1 Draw Against Oldham
Andy Welsh
Andy Welsh
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Yeovil Town left winger Andy Welsh spoke to BBC Somerset reporter Pete Simson after he had scored the equaliser in the 1-1 with Oldham Athletic on April 16th 2011.

PS: Andy, congratulations and double congratulations. What a week it's been for you!

AW: Yes, unbelievable! I'm definitely blessed, with having a little baby last night and scoring today. I think that's a massive point, with everyone below us having lost today. So it's a great day today and a great day yesterday.

PS: With goals like that, you almost feel like you've won the game, because you were down to 10 men, and you were up against it because of a poor first half, and so you really had an uphill battle in the second half didn't you?

AW: Yes, we were really really poor in the first half. So there were a few tactical changes, and I think that going to four at the back suited us. I think that from the start of the second half, we were pushing to not only get the next goal, but also to try to win the game. Obviously it's great that we got the goal and that we'd drawn in the end, but the sending off hasn't helped us, and so to get the goal and get the point at this stage of the season is massive.

PS: What's the feeling in the dressing room like? Are you guys elated, because obviously it was such a late time to score as well.

AW: If I'm being honest, because I know how we've set standards, we're in there and we're a bit down because we know that we haven't performed as well as we know we can do. I think that on another day, they're maybe there for the taking. Obviously you may argue that Luke's (Ayling) bookings aren't meant to get him sent off, but that happens and we've done well to come back into the game, and that shows strength not only to get a goal, but strength as a team to come back and put in a better performance during the second half.

PS: Talk us through the goal then Andy. Obviously you were put through by Jon, but you still had a lot of work to do. Did you think for a moment that ball wasn't going to go in?

AW: I did for a second, yes, if I'm being honest. At times I'm my own worst critic, and people always say that when they're younger, but I have always tried to get on the score sheet, and sometimes I can be a bit elusive when it comes to that. But like I've said in the past, I want to be judged on making goals, as well as hopefully scoring some. So I'm delighted to have got the equaliser today, not only for the lads but also for my family as well.

PS: The cradle celebration is always good to see.

AW: Yes, a classic, and ten pints of cringe there! But it has to come out because these moments don't come out every time in your life, so I had to give it.

PS: I gather you don't have a name for the little one yet?

AW: No, we've got a name now - Lillian Rose Welsh, so we're going to call her Lily for short. So that was for my wife and my little baby daughter Lily.

PS: She won't know much about it, but she's got a goal dedicated to her already.

AW: Yes, she has, and she's got that goal dedicated now.

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