Yeovil Town's on loan midfielder Matt Dolan spoke to local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, after he scored the winning goal in the 2-1 win over Notts County on Monday 1st April 2013.
CS: Matt, a cracking free kick to win the game. Is that as good as you scored?
MD: Well, that's my first league goal - so at the minute, yes! Hopefully I'll score plenty more, but I had to do it after obviously a bit of a dodgy back-pass. So I made up for that. Thankfully we got the three points at the end of it, so that's all that matters.
CS: As you've come up through the ranks at Middlesbrough, have free kicks been your speciality?
MD: I like to take dead balls. I practice enough, so it was about time one of them went in. I did it at the right time, and it keeps us up there. It keeps us with a fighting chance, so we'll be there.
CS: You mention the pass - just to clarify - it was a pass across the back four which let Alan Judge in on goal?
MD: Yes, it was just a mistake by me. It should have gone forward, but instead I went sideways. Then they slotted it in. But we'll forget about that now, because thankfully we scored, and we got the three points, so that's the main thing. Hopefully we can just forget about that one.
CS: It showed a real sense of timing because it was only three minutes after their goal wasn't it?
MD: It was still firmly placed in my head, so I had to make sure that I scored. After that I was fine. I came off towards the end as I had a bit of a jar on my knee, but the lads did the job, and the three points is the main thing.
CS: I assume you're going to be claiming an assist for Paddy's goal? It was a great strike and the keeper did well to save it, didn't he?
MD: Yes, the keeper did well to get his hand to that as I thought that one was in as well. I wouldn't have minded a brace, but Paddy (Madden) is obviously there. He's always there at the right time when we need him.
CS: You've only been back at the club for a week, and the management said how keen you were to get back to Yeovil. Do you see it as unfinished business?
MD: Yes, obviously with myself, I hadn't been injured for two years. Then unfortunately I had a torn ankle ligament and a Grade 2 tear in my groin. So I owed the club. Hopefully I can help push them on to promotion. Even the automatics are still there if we win the next five - I don't see why not.
CS: You went away when Yeovil were in the middle of their really good run, didn't you?
MD: Yes, I managed to get a couple of starts and I started three or four on the bounce. It was a great great atmosphere to be around, especially with the club winning. Unfortunately I had an injury, and then came back for three days, and my groin went. I'll just bounce back and test my character. So hopefully, I'll be able to push on now and stay in the team for the important play-off push.
CS: I think Middlesbrough have played their part, as they've cleared their way for you to come back down.
MD: Yes, Middlesbrough have been fantastic with me. Obviously the way that I see it is that I'm benefiting here, as it is bringing on and developing my career. Hopefully I'll be able to get back and play for Middlesbrough one day, but if not then obviously I'm broadcasting myself. I think that Middlesbrough have been fantastic with it, and the manager has been really good and has been supporting me, so obviously I'm thankful for that. Hopefully I can get a nice run in until the end of the season, and get a couple more goals.
CS: You went off with an injury today - hopefully you'll be fit for Shrewsbury on Saturday?
MD: Yes - I can't see any reason why not. It was just a jar on my knee - just a little thing with the pitch. So that will get treated for the next couple of days, then I'll get back into training, and be hopefully ready for Shrewsbury, and get another three points.
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