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Gornell "made up" with goal

10 April 2016

Terry Gornell's delighted to have made an important contribution to Stanley's 2-0 win at Luton Town.

The striker netted the crucial second goal, heading home a Tariqe Fosu cross, after 83 minutes to secure the three points.

The victory takes the Reds to third in League Two with just five games left to play and Gornell is all to aware of how big the win is.

“It was a massive game and the gaffer emphasised that beforehand,” said the 26-year-old. “We knew that other teams had difficult games and it was difficult for us coming here so it was fantastic to come and get the win and everyone is buzzing in the dressing room.

“It's always a big crowd here, they're a good club and I think this was their last chance to get into the play-off picture so in the first ten or 15 minutes the crowd was buoyant and they made some chances but we silenced them pretty quickly.

“We weren't great for the first 20 minutes but once we got the first goal in the second half I think there was only one winner. We got our foothold in the game and played some good stuff towards the end.

“The gaffer gave us a bit of a rollocking at half time so we came out for the second half with a different mentality and once we got the goal it gave us great confidence and I think we controlled it after that.”

It was a first start of 2016 for the former Shrewsbury and Cheltenham frontman, his fourth goal of the season and prompted wild celebrations with the 123 travelling Stanley supporters.

“I remember Tariqe going down the line and taking the defender with him,” he added. “As soon as he cut inside he was looking like he was going to cross it so I got across my man, he put a great ball in, I managed to get a great contact on it and luckily enough it went in at the far post.

“I think you could see how happy I was from the celebrations. I could see how much it meant to the fans but from a personal point of view I was made up.”

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