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Williams on Winning Goal

19 April 2016

An ecstatic George Williams spoke to the press after scoring the first professional goal in his career, to win the Reds the match 1-0 against Peterborough in stoppage time.


Adam Hammill whipped in a cross and Williams flicked a header into the far corner to give the Reds a massive three points which sent the Oakwell faithful into raptures. 


“It was incredible.” Said Williams. “It was unbelievable to get the win and where we are in the table, it was a huge win. To get my first professional goal and first for Barnsley is a feeling I can’t really describe, it was amazing.”


Playing as a wing-back, Williams was asked how he managed to find himself in the Posh penalty area.


He explained, “We were chasing the game and they weren’t leaving anyone up when we had set-pieces so I looked at Josh Scowen and said I’m going up! He looked a bit surprised but I went up. 


“I remember seeing the ball come in and I thought their ‘keeper had saved it to be honest, it went in slow-mo! When it went in it was a great feeling.” 


That was Williams’ first ever goal for Barnsley and first professionally. He was asked if it was the best moment of his career so far.


He told, “I scored a couple at Worcester but none professionally so it was a great feeling. It’s definitely up there. Winning at Wembley will be hard to top but it’s definitely up there.”


 “The win was massive and that was really pleasing because it’s always hard against ten men. They set up to defend and hit us on the counter, to break them down we were patient and to get the win was a really big step.”


The Reds are now level on points with their play-off rivals Gillingham, which Williams describes a ‘great journey’.


He said, “It’s been a long and great journey. It’s had its ups and downs, but scoring that goal tonight captured it all and I’m over the moon with it, really happy.”


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