Walsall midfielder Sam Perry insists there is no better feeling than seeing the ball hit the back of the net after he scored his first ever goal at the Banks’s Stadium on Saturday.
The 20-year-old scored the opener to set the Saddlers on their way to victory over Port Vale at the weekend.
Perry was pleased to make an impact after coming on from the bench and was delighted to have been rewarded for making a dangerous run.
“That’s what he’s been going on about, a third man run into the box and it’s paid off and I’ve scored,” Perry said.
“There’s nothing better than scoring so I’m happy with that.”
“It’s the best thing in football to score a goal and to do it in a game like this was even better. Hopefully I can get a few more before the end of the season.
“Like I always say, you have to be ready, even when you’re on the bench, you never know when you’re going to come on. It happened a few weeks ago and it’s happened again so you always have to be ready to come on.”
Saturday’ match was watched in front of a crowd of 6,840 at the Banks’s Stadium.
The midfielder enjoyed playing in an electric atmosphere and praised the support of Saddlers fans.
“It was brilliant,” he commented.
“We can’t thank the fans enough for the whole of the season, even though it’s not gone the way we wanted it to.
“They were brilliant, they got right behind us and that’s what pushes us to the end.”