Yeovil Town striker Dean Bowditch admitted that he acted like a poacher to get on the end of a rebound shot for Saturday's winning goal. The 24 year old headed home from close range at the County Ground to win the match 1-0 against Swindon Town, but said that it could have easily been his strike partner Sam Williams running away with the plaudits.
Williams had won the ball inside the penalty box, but saw his shot superbly saved onto the crossbar by Swindon keeper Phil Smith, with the ball popping out and straight into the path of Bowditch. The match winner was grateful but said that the player who provided his assist was a bit disappointed that he didn't take it himself:
"Sammy was a bit gutted himself, because he's come over and he's connected with it well. The keeper (Phil Smith) has made a good save but he (Williams) said he should have finished it anyway and just stuck it right in the back of the net. But as a poacher, I just thought this could hit the post or hit the bar or it could just ricochet to me, and luckily I'm just two yards out and have just stuck it in the net."
The goal for Bowditch ended an unusually barren run for him, where Yeovil's top scorer had not netted since November 2nd at Milton Keynes Dons. The striker hopes that ending that nine game run without a goal can spur him on:
"It's been a few weeks since I last scored. I've had chances but I just haven't stuck them away, so it was just nice to get one from a couple of yards out. So hopefully that will get me rolling again."
As for the team as a whole, three wins in a row and five clean sheets mean that the players are on a high, with hopes that they can soon climb out of the relegation zone. Bowditch said that he saw the turnaround on their form as 'unbelievable' but admitted that to achieve it, they'd had to 'win ugly' at the County Ground:
"It's just unbelievable. We're now on a great run of form. It's three (wins) out of three now, and I just think the boys deserve it, because when we had a little bit of a chat, as the gaffer said we had a little bit of a chat and a little bit of a heart-to-heart about what we've got to do. We just thought that you've got to work harder.
"We suddenly started to work harder, working on the basics, and the basics have got us this. It was an ugly game, and from the spectators point of view it probably wasn't the best of games, but we've won ugly today, and for us to do that, that shows great resilience which is important for survival."
Link: Dean Bowditch : Yeovil Town Statistics.
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