Winger's 25-yard strike sparked Saddlers fightback...Winger Kieron Morris was ‘delighted’ to score his first goal of the season in Walsall’s thrilling comeback win over Gillingham.
The Saddlers trailed 2-0 to goals from Cody McDonald and Bradley Dack, but Morris’ superb 25-yard strike sparked a stirring fightback.
Milan Lalkovic equalised a minute later and Jason Demetriou’s stoppage-time volley sealed a dramatic win to send us top of League One.
“It was a great game,” said Morris, who has netted four goals in 32 appearances for the Club.
“Going 2-0 down was disappointing but we dug in and I managed to get a goal back.
“I had the ball out wide, cut inside and pulled the trigger – I was delighted it went in.
“Being second in the league (before the match), we knew it was an important game to win and everyone played really well.
“It’s great to be top of the league and we need to keep putting in these performances.”
After making a considerable impact off the bench in recent weeks, Morris was rewarded with his third league start of the season against the Gills.
“I’ve been a bit frustrated not to be playing,” admitted the 21-year-old.
“I was out of the team for four games after starting against Wigan but I kept my head up.
“I was hoping that once I got my chance I’d take it and thankfully I did.
“The gaffer sees me as a forward-minded player and he knows that I can bring something to the match when I come on off the bench or start games.
“I think I’ve made an impact coming on.”
Victory lifted Walsall to the League One summit – and Morris wants us to stay there.
“We’ve got to try to maintain it and keep producing consistent performances,” he said.
“All of the lads believe we’ve got the ability in the team to win promotion.
“We’ve got to keep playing the way we are and hopefully it will happen.”