Kevin Davies believes that his goal against Wycombe Wanderers was one of the best of his career so far.
The former England international sealed North End’s place in the third round of the FA Cup with an unstoppable looping strike from more than 30 yards to sink Wycombe at Adams Park.
And even with a glittering career already under his belt, the PNE No.9 insists that this goal was up there with the pick of the bunch during his time.
“That goal is up there with the best in my career,” said the striker.
“It is the cleanest strike I can remember and it has got us through to the next round which is the most important thing.
“We had enough chances to kill the game off, but overall it was a good performance, another cleansheet at the back and we look forward to the draw tomorrow.
“The ball just sat up nicely I thought, I had a quick look up to see where I was and I had a strike at it.
“I have not scored in a while, so to score in that manner was pleasing and it settled us down a little bit.
“As I said, we should have killed the game off with the chances we had and we have to start doing that to give the back lads a bit of a breather.
“They have been outstanding for us all season and as strikers and forward players, we want to give them a bit of breathing space.
“It was a good performance all-round.”
The Lilywhites were made to work for their third round berth against a determined, hardworking Wycombe side.
And Davies was pleased to see that the attitude and performance required was delivered by he and his team-mates, to keep the momentum going in making it ten matches undefeated with five wins on the road in a row.
“We have just got to keep the momentum going and keep building on it,” added the front man.
“We could have come here and not performed right and done an unprofessional job and found ourselves out against a team like this playing at home in the FA Cup, so it was a good all-round, solid performance and we are just really pleased to be in the next round.
“It was a tricky tie, they are mid-table and we knew what to expect from them and they gave it a good go.
“The lads at the back have been outstanding all season and another cleansheet for them.
“Declan Rudd pulled out a save at the end, it was actually my man so he got me out of a situation, but that is what we are like as a team, we are there for each other and it keeps our run going and we are looking forward to the draw and the league game next weekend.”
With all eyes now on Sunday’s draw and ball number 46, Davies feels that North End have earned the right to look forward to whoever they may draw when the big boys enter the fray.
He continued: “We will see how it goes, we will take anyone, we are feeling confident and we have earned the right to be in the hat and we will see who we get and we will look forward to it.”