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Alfie Beestin reflects on first Iron goal

7 December 2020

Midfielder Alfie Beestin's first goal for the club contributed to a 2-0 home win over Leyton Orient at the weekend.

It was United’s first win at home since the end of September. Speaking to iFollow Iron, he said: “It was massive for me to get the first goal. It wasn’t as special without the fans there but it was still an unbelievable moment for me.

"Obviously to get the first win at home since September is massive for the team. I feel like we have had good performances at home, we’ve just not got the result in the end. Hopefully now we can push to get more wins.”

Following the previous game where they won 5-2 away at Harrogate Town, Beestin says that they are feeling very positive: “Tuesday was a massive one, I think it was our best performance of the season, we could have scored as many goals as we wanted.

“Today was another good performance. They were a tough team and they pressed us for the first 15 minutes. After that I felt like we dominated the game and they didn’t cause as much damage, and I felt like we could have won by a few more.”

There was an early penalty to Leyton Orient in the first half, but Mark Howard made a brilliant save. Speaking on that moment, which proved to be a turning point, he continued: “I feel like we needed that, even though I didn’t think it was a penalty, but I feel like we needed that kick to get us going. I felt after the penalty we was the better team. Other than that didn’t cause as much problems.”

Alfie scored in the 77th minute, allowing the team to see out the game comfortably. Speaking on the goal, he added: “There was only 10 minutes to go, so just to get that goal gave us a bit of breathing space. After that I felt we looked comfortable and they didn’t really do much. I felt like the shape of the team was really good and if anyone was going to score, it was us.

“I ran in the box and I didn’t see much space. I dropped onto the edge of the box where there was more space, and then did a little shimmy, and then the guy obviously thought I was going that way. I fired it across the goal, and I feel like when you do that you always have a chance even if the keeper saves it, it might drop out to one of the other players. I felt like it took ages to go in, but obviously when it did I was buzzing.

He added: “It was an unbelievable feeling, to get my first goal, and it was a good goal too. Just to score the first one is massive for me and hopefully I can get a a few more now.”

United now face Colchester on Tuesday are hoping to have back to back wins. He said: “They will be another tough team. They are a good team. Any game is going to be a tough game, but especially against them. They will be up for it, and we will always be up for it too, and hopefully we can get that home win again.”

The team has gone 13 points out of a possible 18, and Beestin feels they have turned a corner, he said: “13 points from six games, obviously its massive and pushes us up the table and gives us a bit more comfort.

"Hopefully we can kick on now.”

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