'Of course I meant it!' - joked U's goalscorer Mandron
PUBLISHED: 05:40 07 January 2019
© Copyright Stephen Waller
Mikael Mandron might not have known much about his goal, on the stroke of half-time, but it certainly helped Colchester United to claw back a two-goal deficit to draw 3-3 against Notts County.
Saturday was only Mandron’s fifth league start of the season, and his second goal.
Yet the 24-year-old’s rather fortuitous strike helped to earn the U’s what could prove to be a crucial point, in their quest for a top-seven finish.
“The goal just before half-time was huge,” insisted Mandron.
“They were 3-1 up, but you know that one goal just before half-time could change everything, and you saw just that when we came back out for the second half.
“We had extra energy, and the goal really helped us.”
As regards the nature of the goal itself, Mandron joked: “Of course I meant it, absolutely. It was a good finish!
“Basically, I got a touch and was trying to play a pass to Easty (Tom Eastman), I think, but the ball must have ricocheted off someone. The defender (Richard Duffy) tried to clear it, only to clear it onto me, and I scored!
“It doesn’t matter how you score, and I don’t mind how I score. It was another goal, and I was happy to help the team,” added Mandron.