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I was looking to pass: Clark

19 March 2018

Jordan Clark says he was feeling tired at the start of the incredible run that led to his superb individual goal against Forest Green on Saturday.

With the scores level at the Wham Stadium, and the clock ticking down, Clark produced a moment of magic to send Stanley on their way to all three points and extend their lead at the top of League Two.

Following the game the 24-year-old relived his strike, which was nominated for Sky Sports News' Goal of the Day and named League Two's Goal of the Weekend.

"When I first picked up the ball on the halfway line, I was feeling tired to be honest," he said. "I was running towards the corner and it just opened up, I came inside and I was looking for a pass to Billy (Kee) or Kayden (Jackson) in the middle.

"I saw that the defenders had got tight to them, so I continued further and ended up one-on-one with the goalkeeper and decided to slide it through his legs.

"It had been a really tough game and we knew that it was going to be - Forest Green are good side and they've proven that twice against us this season. Thankfully that second goal settled us down and we were able to kick on from there."

Speaking at the start of the season, Clark insisted he was targeting a greater goals return this campaign and the former Shrewsbury Town man is delighted to be on course for double figures.

"I'm happy with my contributions and I've just got to keep it going," he explained. "Like I said at the start of the season, my target is 10 - I'm on eight now, so I'm not far away with nine games to go.

"But I wouldn't be bothered if I didn't score again and we get promoted and win the league.

"Of course our main aim is still to get as clear from fourth place as we can, but we are starting to pull away from Luton a little bit. We have the game in hand so I think that we have to be looking towards winning the league now."

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