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Sean Whelan 'Buzzing' With Cup Victory

14 January 2016


Sean Whelan 'Buzzing' With Cup Victory

14 January 2016

Academy captain Sean Whelan admitted the whole team were buzzing after progressing to the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup.

The skipper scored the first goal in PNE's comeback in the 2-1 win over Exeter City, and was delighted to lead the team to victory. 

"All of the lads are buzzing with the win, everyone is over the moon that we got through and especially with the way the game went. The spirit we showed was great, we never stopped, and that's what we have in the group.

"We have a lot of lads who are hungry to succeed and to win games and to get far in this competition. 

"At half-time we got a lot of praise to be fair because we played well, and they were always going to have a reaction because they didn't perform well in the first half.

"A lot of mistakes led up to their goal, including from myself, so we were pleased to get out in the end with a win. 

It was Whelan's header in the 64th minute that sparked the comeback for the Lilywhites, and it's not the first time the Irishman has been on the scoresheet in this competition. 

"We did a bit in training today on set pieces and I felt I was going to score and I'd been telling the lads in the dressing room I was going to score today and in the second half it happened.

"I felt responsible for their goal so I was even more hungry to put it right and thankfully we got the win. 

"I don't score many to be fair, I think that's probably my third since I've been at the Club. Last year I scored in this competition and this year it means a bit more since we're through to the fifth round and we won the game."

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