Roberts’ thrill at Spennymoor smash and grab

Mikey Roberts celebrates his stoppage time winner. Picture by Brian Murfield.
Mikey Roberts celebrates his stoppage time winner. Picture by Brian Murfield.

Whitby Town’s Mikey Roberts insists there’s no better feeling than finally getting on the scoresheet, after his last-gasp winner against Spennymoor on Tuesday night.

Roberts sparked wild celebrations at the Turnbull Ground with his 93rd minute strike that saw off fellow promotion hopefuls Spennymoor Town.

The goal was the striker’s first for the Blues since their FA Trophy win over Workington in October, and he admits that it’s been a frustrating wait to return to the scoresheet.

“I feel like it’s been a long time coming,” Roberts told the Whitby Gazette.

“When you’re on a barren spell, once you can’t get it in, it takes forever, but finally it’s fallen for me.

“I’ve been unlucky with a few chances, but the one that drops in happens to be a 93rd minute winner- there’s no better feeling.

“The three points were the most important part of it.

“Knowing the goal that’s won it has broken my duck and not given Spennymoor the chance to reply made it that bit more important.”

Roberts is now hoping that the goal will provide a platform for him to improve his tally for the season, but says it’s been a disappointing one for him.

“I’d like to hit 10 goals now,” Roberts added.

“That’s still a poor season for myself, I always set high standards and I’ve been nowhere near them this season, in terms of goals.

“I’d like to think we can still reach the play-offs too. Tuesday sent us a huge way towards the right direction.

“If we win on Saturday, we’re right back in it.”