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Gow: “I knew it was in”

31 August 2013

City forward reflects on York win

Scottish forward Alan Gow scored both goals for City in a 2-1 win a St James Park – and both goals came in rather spectacular fashion.

The first one, whilst being a neat and composed finish, was most notable as it came within 20 seconds of his introduction as a substitute in place of the injured John O’Flynn midway through the first half, which he said wasn't unprecedented in his playing days before his time with City.  The second, 20 minutes before the end of the game, was a blockbuster of a strike from outside the area which beat York stopper Michael Ingham at his near post through its sheer power.

“I’ve scored a few early ones just like that throughout my career, with different clubs,” said Gow.  “But it was good introduction and we went on to win the game which was the most important thing.

“I was happy the second goal went in – I missed a few other chances, but I caught it well, and I knew it was in as soon as it left my foot.”

He was also pleased that his hard work in getting fit following last season’s horrific injury is beginning to bear fruit.

Gow continued: “People maybe forget that I have only played once 90 minutes since January – I’ve had quite a serious injury as I ruptured my ankle.

“So it has taken a while for me to get fit, but I’ve been working hard on my days off and it pays off.”

Reflecting on a third win from three home league games, he admitted that it was important to keep the points ticking over so that they are in a good position when the league begins to take on a meaningful shape.

“The win is good for the management as well,” he continued.  “We have lost a few important players from last year and we’ve got a new squad with young boys, so it’s good for their confidence at the start of the season.

“We want to stay up at the top half of the league, especially early on before the league starts to divide a bit and teams start pulling away.”

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