Mike Edwards reflects on his equalising goal in the Sky Bet League 1 game at home to Bradford City...
Notts County defender Mike Edwards was full of praise for his team-mates after scoring the equalising goal in the 1-1 draw at home to Bradford City on Saturday.
Edwards headed home a Gary Jones corner in the 75th minute to earn Notts a valuable point against high-flying Bradford on Saturday, cancelling out a Jon Stead goal deep into injury time in the first half.
The veteran defender was delighted to have scored the equaliser, but was quick to point out that it was a determined team effort that helped secure the share of the points.
“It’s always good to get on the scoresheet and I think we deserved it,” Edwards said after the game at Meadow Lane. “We showed some grit there to be fair to plug away and get back into the game.
“It’s a great ball by Gaz and it’s stuff we’ve been working on and it’s always nice to notch. Bit disappointed obviously with the goal, in the first half, because I think, if we keep that out, obviously we go on and win 1-0 don’t we,” he added.
“That’s the slightly frustrating thing to be fair, we’re obviously disappointed with that, but I think we’ve worked hard as a team, we’ve got ourselves back in it.
“Previously we’ve played really well, been on top in a lot of games and not got the results and I think that’s a good point really that we can take on to Tuesday.”
Having scored his third goal of the season in the match, Edwards also noted that he had now scored with both feet and his head to claim a somewhat elongated ‘perfect hat-trick’!
“I’ve had a right foot, a left foot and a header, so I guess it’s like a perfect hat-trick, but dragged out I guess!” He continued.
“It’s good to contribute when we get the set pieces because I don’t think we’ve scored enough really, as a team, as a back lads when we’re going up there, so it’s good to do that and for one to come off and it’s a good point for us really.”
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