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Goal Glee For Hawkins

Striker pleased to get off the mark at Peterborough

15 September 2018

Oli Hawkins celebrates scoring for Pompey at Peterborough United
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

He went into the game having provided the joint most assists in the whole of League One.

But Oli Hawkins had a goal of his own to celebrate as Pompey beat Peterborough 2-1 to head to the League One summit.

The striker nodded home Ronan Curtis’ cross to open the scoring following a first half stalemate at London Road.

Jamal Lowe then added a second and although Matt Godden reduced the deficit in stoppage-time, Hawkins was pleased with the final outcome.

He said: “It’s a great feeling. We’re now at the top of the table and all of the boys are buzzing. We came to Peterborough for the win – nothing less – and we got it.

“We just had to stay patient and knew that if we defended well, we would keep ourselves in the game.

"I’m just pleased to score my first one for the season and hopefully there are plenty more to come."

Oli Hawkins

“In the second half we got the two goals and although it was a bit shaky at the end, we held on and defended really well.

“We were told to win our first balls and I thought the defenders did that brilliantly because they had a lot of free-kicks and long throws.

“I’ve scored easier goals and I’ve scored harder ones as well. I had a couple of opportunities in the first half and that gave me confidence.

“It was a hanging ball and I knew that I had a chance if I headed it down and in the right direction. By the time I looked up it was in.

“I’m just pleased to score my first one for the season and hopefully there are plenty more to come. I’ve been contributing, but as a striker you’re itching to get off the mark.

“We’re still unbeaten and it’s nice to be top, so we can have a good weekend and look forward to playing Wycombe next Saturday.”

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