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Two-goal Wilson reflects on Wealdstone triumph

20 March 2023


Two-goal Wilson reflects on Wealdstone triumph

20 March 2023

Iron attacker Cameron Wilson reflected on a ‘perfect day’ following his brace in our 4-1 win over Wealdstone at Glanford Park on Saturday in the National League.

PHOTO: Mark Hodsman

The 20-year-old took his tally to five for the season with his brace against the Stones, with the Iron cheered on by a 3,600+ crowd on Grassroots Day.

Further goals from defenders Will Smith and Jake Leake helped secure a vital three points for Jimmy Dean’s side, with Wilson sharing his thoughts following the victory.

"[It was] a brilliant day, it was great to get the three points for the fans and for us players it boosts our confidence up," he told Iron Player post-match. 

"The two goals as well are just brilliant for me today. [On] Tuesday I thought we performed well but the ball just wouldn’t go in the net. But today we performed well and the ball just went in the net, that’s what we wanted to do and to get the win today."

Opening the scoring with a strike from just outside the area as he latched onto a through ball from influential midfielder Jacob Butterfield, United took the game to Stuart Maynard’s side right from the start.

"The first shot did go in and [although] it took a massive deflection, it went in and I think that was all we were missing on Tuesday," Wilson added. "It seemed like today most of our shots were going in."

Reflecting on his second goal, he added: "It gave everyone confidence going three up and then Leaky [Jake Leake] getting the fourth just killed the game off.

"Will’s acting like he is a striker at the moment (scoring three in three) but it’s just good that everyone is chipping in. It doesn’t matter who scores as long as we just get the points to help us get to safety.

"It’s one of the biggest parts of the game in this league. It’s good that we are scoring from set-pieces."

With a further 700 additional supporters inside Glanford Park thanks to our annual Grassroots Day, Wilson commended the efforts of our fans who he says helped the side over the line to victory on Saturday afternoon.

"It’s brilliant to play in front of the home fans," the 20-year-old said. "Even when we play away it is great to play in front of our away fans and they are always good, plus they always have our backs. 

"Here at home it’s good and especially when we are in front, the fans are always behind us and help us to get across the line. Every time we step across the line the fans are just chanting throughout the whole game."

With our next test a trip to high-flyers Notts County at Meadow Lane this weekend, the Iron will be backed by 1000+ travelling fans as we bid to retain our status in the National League this season.

Wilson knows how tough a test the Magpies will present but believes United will do all they can to achieve a positive result in Nottinghamshire on Saturday.

"That’s what we are going to do throughout the week, have a plan and hopefully it just works," added Cam.

"Even if we come away with a draw, that would just be another positive but obviously we are going to try and play for the three points and see what we come away with.

"[We have] a week to prepare for the game on Saturday and I think we will just see what the gaffer, Plums [Chris Plummer] and Nels [Michael Nelson] have to say and we will just try and stick by that. Hopefully we can go and get three points against Notts County.

"Since the new gaffer has come in we have not really played anyone around us and we have done well to get points. After Notts County we have a lot of teams around us and we think we can pick up a lot of points from that."

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