By Rob Cornell
Joe Pigott’s spectacular second-half strike rounded off quite a first week for Wimbledon’s new striker, as it put the seal on three points on Saturday.
“From what I can actually remember of it – it was a second ball, over the top, from the centre-half,” said Joe in an interview to our iFollow Dons subscription channel. “Luckily, I got there first and smashed it across goal! It was a really good moment.”
A clip of the interview along with the goal is available below, via a link to our official club YouTube channel.
The former Maidstone forward then took only five minutes to announce himself to the Dons supporters, after coming on as a substitute in the 72nd minute, when he notched the second goal in the 2-0 victory over Blackpool.
“The man-of-the-match celebrations afterwards were amazing!” said Joe.” I really enjoyed that and getting to know them all.
“Where I go from here? That’s the question really! I’m just going to contribute as much as I can for the rest of the season. It’s all to my liking. There are certain things demanded of me, but I’ll get there and improve even more.”
Joe quickly fitted in amongst his new team mates, having walked through the doors at the training ground last Monday.
“It hadn’t even been the full week – Monday until Saturday, six days, and after the goal it’s been a bit of a whirlwind to be honest! It’s been really positive to help the team get three points. I’ve settled in pretty well so far and that goal helped me settle in that bit more as well.”
The former Charlton youngster was also quick to praise the contribution made by the Dons opening goal scorer Liam Trotter – who set Wimbledon on their way to victory in the 49th minute.
“The first goal was massive. He took it really well and that sort of gave us the platform to go on from there.
“It was a bit of a battle in the first half, what with the conditions and the pitch, which didn’t help. We did need the second goal, but when you think about it they didn’t really test us and our keeper (George Long) didn’t have too many saves to make. I’m just really happy that we came away with three points.”
Highlights and reaction from Neal Ardley, Lyle Taylor and Joe Pigott are available on our iFollow Dons channel.