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26 August 2014

On what was something of a homecoming, former-Yeovil favourite Paddy Madden scored the goal that gifted United their first point of the season on Saturday afternoon.

The Iron went into the game without a victory in their opening three league games, and that looked set to continue into a fourth when Yeovil took a second-half lead though Kieffer Moore.

However, Madden came back to haunt his old club when he weaved his way through the Glovers’ area before slotting home to level the game at 1-1 around ten minutes from time.

“I think a draw was probably a fair result,” he reflected on the game to The Iron Player.

“As the game went on, we got in and back out the game.

“But this is a tough to come, as obviously they’re an ex-Championship team.

“But we’re happy with the point that gets us off the mark.

“And hopefully, this is the first point of many.”

Madden also admitted that although it was nice to score the goal, he was more concerned with the point for his team which his strike obtained.

Indeed, he stated his belief that he didn’t feel an overwhelming need to prove himself to the fans of a club who he had by-and-large excelled for by personally going gung-ho for a goal.

“The main thing for me today was to try and help the team to get three points,” he responded, when quizzed on the strike.

“Obviously we haven’t got the three, but obviously it’s nice to score.

“Not really because it’s my old team, but because it’s nice to get one up on the tally.

“The fans know what I can do, you know, I’m a goalscorer.”

On a directly personal level, however, Madden did admit that it was nice to be back at Huish Park for the afternoon.

Madden still has many friends at the Somerset club, and was clearly still held in high regard by the Yeovil fans, who warmly applauded him before the match.

“It’s nice to come back, and ever since I came from Carlisle, the [Yeovil] fans were top-notch with me,” he continued.

“It’s great to come back and see everybody.”

See much more from Paddy Madden, and others, on The Iron Player.

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