CALLUM Maycock is “buzzing” after scoring his first league goal in Solihull Moors 1-0 win against Halifax Town at Damson Park.
The midfielder finished coolly into the bottom left corner on 52 minutes after being set-up by Andrew Dallas’ pass from the right.
That marked Maycock’s first goal for the club and first in league football in his career – having previously scored for Leamington in the FA Trophy.
Victory moves Moors back into the National League play-off places having now gone four games unbeaten since their heavy defeat at Dagenham and Redbridge last month.
Goalscorer Maycock was delighted to score his first Solihull goal and feels the pressure has been lifted having gone more than 50 games without finding the net in Moors colours.
Maycock said: “Halifax were up in third and we want to be up there with them – it’s a great win against a great team, I’m buzzing
“The other players were buzzing for me – it’s my first goal – they were more happy than I was!
“I just thought Dallas is out wide just get in the box as quick as I can and hopefully he’ll get the ball to me, it landed perfectly and I just cushioned it – everyone ran up to me and jumped on me – I loved it.
“When you haven’t scored for a while you do feel a bit of pressure, you’ve just got to block it out – finally scoring, I feel like that pressure’s gone and I can get more now.
“This week in training, everyone was coming up to me and saying ‘this is your week’ and even before the game – I knew it would come eventually.”
The 23-year-old praised the work rate of his fellow Moors players in the second period and hopes the club can continue their four-game unbeaten run to remain in the play-offs picture.
He said: “We came out in the second-half and worked really hard together – we pressed more and we just had more energy about us.
“We didn’t feel like we were going to get many chances – whoever got the first chance was going to take the game – luckily we got it and after we scored we were defensively brilliant.”
“We defended well, our shape was good, we all stuck together and did well – if you get a clean sheet you can never lose.
“We’ve done great defensively in the last five games, we’ve kept five clean sheets, hopefully we can get more.
“We’re on a good run at the minute, hopefully we can keep it going and stay up the top.”
Solihull are next in action against Altrincham on Tuesday, October 26 at Moss Lane with kick-off at 7:45pm.