Mark Beck on his first senior goal
First-year professional striker Mark Beck came off the bench to score a vital last-ditch goal on Tuesday evening which took United into extra time and eventual progression to round three of this season’s Capital One Cup at the expense of Championship outfit Ipswich Town.
We spoke to him at full time about what it felt like when he saw the ball hit the back of the net.
He said: “I just feel happy and proud to be on the score sheet. It’s been good to be involved but that’s the first time I’ve really had a chance to score, so it’s great to see it hit the back of the net.
“I’d had a chance before that where I swung at it, but it just went wide. All you can do then is keep your head down and hope another one will come your way. When it came it was a great ball in from Robbo [Matt Robson] and I knew I just had to go for it.
“It’s one of the best feelings ever, especially with it being that late in the game. I didn’t know what to do and I didn’t even have a celebration sorted out. I think I just ran around with my arms out in the end.
“The only down side for me was that my dad couldn’t make it. He usually comes to all the games but he was at work and he’s missed this one. He’ll be disappointed he didn't see it but delighted that I’ve got the goal.”
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