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Burton pleased to score his first league goal

29 August 2022

Interviews

Burton pleased to score his first league goal

29 August 2022

Goalscorer Jake Burton praised the impact made by the substitutes on Saturday, after his first ever professional goal helped to seal an important 2-0 victory for the SWA at home to Colchester.

It's been a whirlwind 24 hours for Burton, who was only recalled from his loan at Marine on Friday. He admitted that he wasn't expecting to be coming on and said he was made up with the impact he made.

"I didn't even know I was coming on to be fair! As soon as the gaffer called me I just had to try and score and I did. I'm made up!"

Off the back of a gruelling cup clash with Newcastle on Wednesday, there was always going to be a need for players to come off the bench to freshen things up. Jake touched on this and what he was brought on the pitch to do.

"It's only been three days so there was a few tired legs, the Gaffer just wanted me to get on and run about, try and stop them from getting out. But the ball came in and I scored."

Buxton's goal came off the back of some fine build-up play between fellow substitutes Rhys Hughes and Paul Lewis, Jake was happy with the part they played in his goal and the game. He believes Saturday was a real team effort.

"I was made up for them to get involved as well, Rhys came on and did well and so did Paul, fresh legs coming on it helped. It was a good team effort."

The early games of this season have presented more opportunities to the youngsters, with Buxton making his league debut this afternoon. He says the young players want to shine and prove what they can do.

"It's a young side so it's just about working hard, getting legs on the pitch. It's a young side, we just want to shine and do the best that we can to prove that we can do that.

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