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Cheltenham Town video: Goulding hails his greatest ever goal

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: November 26, 2012

PERFECT TEN: Jeff Goulding sets himself to score the Robins' only goal in Saturday's 1-0 win over basement boys Barnet at the Abbey Business Stadium

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JEFF Goulding hailed his winning strike against Barnet on Saturday as the best goal of his Football League career.

He scored within a minute of going on as a substitute in the 79th minute to seal maximum points for Cheltenham Town against bottom club Barnet.

It was delicately lifted over goalkeeper Graham Stack and inside the top right-hand corner as Goulding repeated his impact at Accrington Stanley last season and at home to Fleetwood Town this season, joining the action and immediately finding the net.

"It was probably my best goal in League football and it was a cheeky little chip," Goulding said.

"I knew if I put it to the back stick it had a chance and it was nice to see it going in. It was my first touch really after controlling the ball and I am obviously a bit of a super sub, but I'd rather be starting."

Goulding lost his place in the team after a disappointing performance at Chesterfield last Tuesday, when Cheltenham were beaten 4-1.

"The last game didn't go as planned and the gaffer (Mark Yates) made some changes so all you can do is come on and have a positive effect and that's what I did," he said. "I'll take that and go again next week.

"It's frustrating not playing, but we have a lot of good players here and it's hard with only one up front. You just have try and work hard and see what happens."

Barnet pushed Cheltenham all the way and goalkeeper Scott Brown made an excellent penalty save from Mark Byrne in the 65th minute, paving the way for Cheltenham to go on and seize the points.

"It's a massive win for us," Goulding said. "Everyone probably thought we'd turn them over because they're bottom of the league, but they are a big, strong, powerful side and they made it hard for us.

"No games are given to you in this league and you have to do the right things. We worked really hard and we'll definitely take 1-0 and move on.

"We knew we had to win and we didn't make it easy for ourselves, but we got the points and we now have a week to prepare for our next game."

Cheltenham host Hereford United in a televised FA Cup second round in a week's time.

Winger Kaid Mohamed missed Saturday's match through injury. Loan midfielder Lawson D'Ath was due back at training this morning after recovering from a knee problem.

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