Yeovil Town winger Andy Welsh admitted that Saturday's match against Brentford was a painful experience for him at times, up until the 51st minute. Welsh was on the end of several hefty tackles during the match, including one from his own team-mate Gavin Tomlin early in the second half which he clearly wasn't expecting.
But after scoring his debut goal for the first team in the 2-0 win at Huish Park, Welsh was all smiles, with Tomlin providing the assist for the second goal of the match. He explained to BBC Somerset that prior to scoring the goal, he had taken one or two knocks, including his accidental collision with Tomlin:
"It was one of those days for me. Every tackle I went into, someone seemed to leave a bit on me. Obviously I'm not bothered now we've got the result and that's the main thing for us. We (Welsh and Gavin Tomlin) managed one of our better tackles of the season when we ran into each other two or three minutes before. We had a joke about it and said that they were the best tackles that we'd made all game! But I think just after that, he slipped me in with a great ball and obviously I finished it. It was great to finally score my first goal here."
Welsh celebrated by whipping off his Yeovil shirt - a decision that earned him a booking from referee Roger East, but he said he had few regrets in doing so:
"That's what football is all about. It's an emotional game and when things like that happen, you have to take a booking. But who cares, because at least we got the three points."
Andy had scored two goals in competitive games previously for the Glovers, but both came in Reserve Team matches. His first came in August 2008 whilst he was still a trialist, netting in a 6-0 win over Salisbury City. He then followed that with another goal in December, when the Reserves beat Cheltenham Town 5-1, but it has taken him 13 months since he put pen to paper for the Glovers to get his debut goal for the first team. Hopefully it won't take quite so long for goal number two to arrive.
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