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iFOLLOW FREEVIEW | GEORGE MONCUR ON HIS POMPEY WINNER!

Midfielder nets his first goal since move from Barnsley to sink Portsmouth

30 January 2019

Midfielder George Moncur netted the winner in last night’s win over Portsmouth – his first goal for the Hatters in only his third substitute’s appearance.

He told iFollow Hatters afterwards that as well as being delighted for himself to get off the mark so early in his Town career, following his transfer from Barnsley a fortnight ago, he was more than happy with what he saw from the bench before his introduction.

“It was unbelievable,” said Moncur. “I thought the boys in the first half, it was the best I’ve seen anyone at this level pass a team off the park.

“Portsmouth are a great side, and no disrespect to them, but the all-round performance and especially in the first half was unreal – it’s the best I’ve seen.”

On his winning goal, which came in the 86th minute after he had been fouled on the edge of the box, the 25-year-old added: “I was the one that won the free kick, as I came in, I was nearly in on goal and I got taken down on the right hand side.

“A few of the lads were running by the ball and said ‘Moncs, you have it’, so I fancied it.

“Justin said ‘What I’ll do is I’ll run over it’, I think the keeper moved a bit to the left and then I just managed to whip it round and thankfully it found the corner so I was over the moon.

“It’s a good strike but I’m trying to be a humble guy as you never should get ahead of yourself, but I’m really happy it’s gone in and hopefully we can get another win on Saturday.

“That’s the way it is in football, I’ve had some tough times and I’ve had some great times – and that goes right up there as a great time.”

“I’m really happy with myself that I managed to get my first goal and hopefully I can continue to get more for the rest of the season.”


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