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💬 Jayden Richardson: "It's unbelievable to score my first professional goal."

19-year-old looks back on a memorable night at SJP

11 February 2020

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Jayden Richardson has spoken with joy after scoring his first professional goal in Exeter City’s 5-1 rout of Oldham Athletic on Tuesday night.

Richardson scored the opening goal in the contest that saw City retain third spot in the table and keep up with the top two.

“It’ s unbelievable,” Richardson beamed as he discussed his inaugural City strike.

“I could never have dreamed to score a first professional goal so hopefully it’s the start of many more. The ball has been played through, I’m one on one with the goalkeeper and he’s gone down early so I’ve seen that and lifted it over him.”

The score line was aided by the sending off of Oldham centre half David Wheater – who had equalised for the Latics in the first half – and Richardson believes this swung the momentum into City’s favour.

“We knew that they had one less man so we had to just go for it and set off.

“Ten men aren’t always easy to play against so we knew we had to carry over our momentum from the first half into the second half and keep that up.

“Their back four became weaker so we had to keep going for their throat, and that’s what we did.”

Despite their concession of three second half goals, Oldham made the Grecians work for their win, and the 19-year-old was full of credit for their Northern opponents.

“They carried on to the end and made us work the whole, so respect to them for continuing to try their hardest.”

Tuesday night saw City score five goals for the first time this season and pick up their biggest win of the season since October’s demolition of Plymouth Argyle at SJP, and Richardson concluded that the victory is massive for momentum going into a run of three away games in a row.

“It’s always nice to get a load of goals as a team as it brings us together, but a win is a win at the end of the day.

“We take each game as it comes and now we just have to prepare for us next game and continue to try our best.“

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