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Dobson: an 'indescribable' feeling

30 April 2018

An ecstatic George Dobson struggled to put into words exactly how he felt after his dramatic last-gasp winner against Northampton.

The 20-year-old midfielder calmly swept home Amadou Bakayoko’s pull-back in the first minute of stoppage time to seal a vital 1-0 victory for the Saddlers.

It was Dobson’s first goal of his second spell at the club and the ex-West Ham man admitted: “I couldn’t have timed it much better really!

“I’m not known for scoring goals – that’s something I need to improve on.

“It’s come back to me and it was a lovely weight of pass – it’s one of those when you’re running onto it and you’ve just got to hit it.

“I couldn’t have caressed it home any better.

“The feeling when it went it… I don’t really know how to describe it! I didn’t know what to do!

“That’s why you play football.

“It’s indescribable how brilliant the feeling was.

"It's what dreams are made of. I was obviously ecstatic [with the goal] but I was ecstatic for the boys as well because we worked our socks off for 90 minutes."

A season-best crowd of 8,919 packed into the Banks’s – and Dobson felt the Saddlers fans made a huge difference.

“It wasn’t pretty at times," he commented. "We were under the cosh for periods of the game but everyone stuck together.

“I couldn’t be prouder of the football club for the way we performed.

"The fans – that’s the best I’ve seen them. The way they got behind us gave us that extra three or four percent you need sometimes in games.

"They kept us going in the last ten minutes when the game really opened up.

“It paid off so I can only thank them for their efforts and showing up in their numbers.”

After the euphoria of Saturday’s win, Dobson says the players must now focus on tomorrow’s big match at Bradford, where a draw will guarantee the Saddlers’ League One status.

“We know we need one more point and we’re going to fight on Tuesday to get that point,” he added.

“We are going to recover, come back Tuesday and try to get that point so the pressure is off for Fleetwood at the weekend.”

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