Melbourne Heart FC defender Curtis Good has expressed his shock at netting the equaliser during Friday night’s 1-1 draw with Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium.
Melbourne Heart FC defender Curtis Good has expressed his shock at netting the equaliser during Friday night-s 1-1 draw with Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium.
Good, 18, headed home from a corner just after the break to reignite the contest and open his scoring account at professional level.
Far from a noted goal scorer, Good has spent the majority of his football life in either defence or midfield, and is anything but accustomed with the sensation of putting the ball in the back of the net.
“It-s a great feeling. I was in a bit of shock really, I-m not really a goal scorer, and haven-t been a goal scorer, so it was a good feeling. It was also great to make it 1-1 so we could get a point,” Good said.
With Heart still in the race for a home final, Good said the side-s confidence will no doubt be buoyed by its performance against the Roar, as attentions to turn to a crunch match-up with Wellington Phoenix.
Having split the two previous encounters this season, with Heart triumphing over Wellington in Morwell before suffering a 1-3 defeat at Westpac Stadium, the match promises to provide an entrée to finals football for the Red and White.
Good is eagerly anticipating the challenge which awaits Heart this Saturday afternoon at AAMI Park, saying it-s ‘always fun- to be pitted against one of the competition-s leading sides.
“Anytime you play the top team, and play well, or get a result, it always lifts the confidence, and it-s got a lot to do with having our full squad back now,” he said.
“Confidence is high in the dressing room, and of course, Wellington is up there with those top teams as well, they are a tough team with a lot of experience, so all our upcoming games are going to be tough, finals match or not.”