Preston North End first year scholar Myles Mason is hoping he can score more goals for the youth team after netting his first for the U18s against Morecambe.
The striker was one of three goalscorers in the young Lilywhites’ 3-3 home draw against the Shrimps in the North West Youth Alliance league match.
Mason headed in PNE’s second to make it 2-2 and he was pleased to find the net: “It felt really good because in previous games I’ve been struggling to score goals and it’s been hard, but I think since I’ve scored that goal today I can be more confident and start taking more chances.
“In the last few games I haven’t felt like heading was one of my strong points, but in this game I’ve scored a header and been challenging in the air and winning more duels, so I feel like I can do that more often in future games now.”
Mason came off the bench less than 15 minutes before scoring his goal in the 67th minute and was happy to make a difference as a substitute: “I feel like the team was livelier and wanted to score more after I came on. Obviously, I want to start, but it’s good to make an impact from the bench.”
On his and the team’s performance against Morecambe, Mason added: “I think I did quite well but I should have taken a chance where I just needed to tap the ball in on the line, but I couldn’t reach it in time.
“The team performed well but we should have won the game, and I think we take too long to put the ball in the box when we’re in the wide areas sometimes. We dominated the game but conceded some sloppy goals and didn’t take enough of our chances, so we need to practise defending and work on our shape and shooting in training.”