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💬 Cheick Diabate reacts to late winner

Young defender with his post match thoughts

8 February 2022

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Match winner Cheick Diabate has given his thoughts as his stoppage time winner snatched a 1-0 win over Leyton Orient at St James Park.

Rises highest to connect to Archie Collins' free kick, the 20 year old 'One of Our Own' modestly spoke of his pride at scoring on home turf, following his first goal for the club at Walsall last month.

"It was a frustrating game but to get the late goal is absolutely amazing," he said.

"I'm very happy, I'm over the moon and I've just got to keep ticking them off now. When I was given my chance I knew I just had to take it. I was very confident.

"It was a mix of emotions for me - I didn't know what to do for my celebration either. That is a moment I will never ever forget - my first home goal."

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