Yeovil Town on-loan striker Brandon Goodship spoke to local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, after the AFC Bournemouth loanee scored the winning goal in the 1-0 victory over Dagenham and Redbridge on Saturday 27th February 2016.
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CS: Your first professional goal this afternoon, and what a huge goal it could be for Yeovil Town.
BG: Yes, obviously it was a massive goal and a massive win for the boys. To come to the bottom of the league side, the pressure was already going to be very high. To come away with all three points was obviously a big achievement and a big statement, to stay in this league.
CS: Think we saw by the celebrations at the end just what it means to every single member of the Yeovil Town squad and the fans as well.
BG: Yes, it's a great club and a big club and they shouldn't be where they are. In fact the win obviously takes us further away from the bottom and three points away from Dagenham. But the fans were different class today and the boys dug in for the performance and it was always going to be a tough battle. In the end we got the three points and we're going home happy.
CS: It was a battle today, and it looked difficult for the front three, with you included. You had to do an awful lot of chasing, but you got your reward in the end with a goal, didn't you?
BG: Yes, the gaffer said to us before the game that it was going to be a case of a dogged performance. Obviously we're prepared to do that for the team. Sometimes it's not about going forward; it's about going back and defending and helping the boys out. Obviously it's a great result.
CS: How pleased are you to open your account? You had some good chances on Tuesday night and you keep getting into those positions, and you finished it off today.
BG: Yes, it's the best feeling I've ever had in football, and hopefully there will be a lot more to come, especially for Yeovil because there's no better feeling than scoring a goal, let alone a winner.
CS: How much does it mean to score in the Football League? I think you've scored goals for Dorchester (on loan) at non-league level, but to make the step up and start scoring.
BG: Yes, it's a big difference to play in the league. You've got a lot more at stake and you've got more fans. I couldn't describe the feeling. I couldn't put it into words as to what it means to score in the league, and with that being my first professional goal. It's just a dream come true.
CS: How are you finding the physical demands? You obviously played non-league football and you've played in the Reserves for Bournemouth, but to step into the Football League and play back-to-back games on a Tuesday and on a Saturday, how are you finding that?
BG: Yes, it is quite taxing on your legs, but it's something that I'm getting used to. The recovery team at Yeovil is great. They do everything right and they make sure that you're fresh for every game. So a lot of credit goes to them and the boys that are there. So we've got to move on to Tuesday now and hope for the same result.
CS: You've certainly announced yourself today by getting your name on the scoresheet, as Brandon Goodship. When you came on as sub for your debut performance, were you aware that they called you Brandon Goodchild? They're going to get your name right now!
BG: Yes, to be fair when I came on, I wasn't really listening to the tannoy. But my mates who came to the game showed me a video after of them getting my name wrong. But hopefully they won't do that anymore!
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