Date: 25th August 2014 at 5:31pm
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Skipper Luke Joyce has admitted one of his aims this season is to get on the scoresheet more regularly so he’s delighted to have got off the mark for the campaign and helped us to a point on the day against Luton Town, but he’s admitted that he can’t ‘say exactly’ that he knew what he was doing in the moment.

Speaking to the Official Site following the game, he explained.

‘I can’t lie and say I knew exactly what I was doing. To be honest, the ball has come to the edge of the area and it’s 50/50. I have just gone up and tried to put my head on it to get it back in the box. It’s landed and the lads have come over and said it’s gone in – I would’ve liked it to be a bullet header but I am more than happy. I will claim that – I’m up there with the top goalscorers for the season now!’

Of course the goal came from a Piero Mingoia corner that was cleared, and after Joyce made contact it took a deflection and then went off the woodwork and going over the line was all anybody wanted.

Obviously for Joyce, despite the pleasure of getting himself off the mark for this season, there was disappointment that we let a two goal lead slip, but he was focused on the positives that can be taken from the match and the performance as in many ways we are up and running now, so the challenge is to keep that going.

Speaking about the game he says we had a great start and going two nil up that quick was exactly what the boys wanted to do because we wanted to come out of the blocks quickly, and he felt we were sticking to the game plan well but at two nil he had to concede we started defending deeper and stood off them too much, and ultimately with the tweaks they made, it helped them get a foothold back in the match.

‘It does feel like two points dropped although I think we showed resilience in the second half and we dug in and defended well. We also had a few chances and could have won it. With reflection, it could be a decent point and one to build on.’