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Abo Eisa: Good to start the new decade with a win

2 January 2020

Abo Eisa’s 25-yard pearler helped the Iron to a 2-0 win on the road against Oldham Athletic on Saturday. The winger spoke to iFollow Iron post-match about the game itself, and marking a new decade with a win.

Eisa said: “It’s good to start the new decade getting back to winning ways. We’ve had two losses (over the festive period) so it was important to win, so this fixture means a lot to us, it’s a good start (to the New Year).”

The winger’s opener kickstarted the Iron’s victory, and the goal was certainly a show of individual brilliance. 

“I saw some space in the middle of the pitch” stated Eisa. “So I cut inside, and tried to bend it in the corner, luckily for me it went in!”

Paul Hurst selected 20-year old John McAtee to start against the Latics, and Eisa praised the youngster for his exploits on the day. The goal-scorer said: “It was a very good performance from the young lad. 

“I was with him at Shrewsbury Town, so I know he’s got a lot of quality, and we saw some of that today. He’ll only gain more confidence from today, so hopefully we see more, he’s definitely got goals and assists in him.” 

Eisa also had positive things to say about the team’s effort as a whole, saying: “The boys dug deep today. We needed that kind of win where the performance backs it up too, and that’s exactly what we got.

“We showed we were quite dominant throughout most of the game. Maybe we could’ve took another chance earlier on, to make it 2-0 before we did, which certainly wouldn’t have been an injustice.

“Most importantly we got the two things we wanted, the result and the performance.”

The Iron’s next match – as part of an already packed schedule – is Plymouth Argyle at home on Saturday 4th January, where the Iron will be looking to close the gap from the Pilgrims. 

“Personally, I’m looking for another goal” Eisa laughed. “Most importantly, we’re after a clean sheet and a win to hopefully start another run, like the one before Boxing Day.”

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