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Alfie May admits screamer is the best of his career as he hits 50 Cheltenham Town league goals

Saturday saw Cheltenham Town dismantle play-off chasing Peterborough United at The Weston Homes Stadium, as a double from Alfie May followed a first goal for Town for defender Tom Bradbury.

May hit the headlines with his extraordinary first goal, as he flicked the ball over a defenders head before volleying the ball from 45 yards into the back of the net.

“It’s a crazy goal to see but what a feeling,” started May.

“I think a couple of times this season I have had a shot like that but have not connected as well. The first touch I have flicked it over my head and just thought, ‘you know what, I’m having a pop here’ and its gone in. The emotions have gone through me and I wanted to celebrate with our fans.”

“The minute I flicked it to myself I saw Aidan (Keena) in front of me so I didn’t really have any other options.

“I know everyone is probably thinking what are you doing, but I just got really good contact with it and good control. When I see it gone in it was incredible.”

After being more reserved after last weeks thunderbolt against Fleetwood, May was more open to admit that this was the best goal from his impressive collection.

“Yeah, without a doubt. I didn’t really want to say it but that’s probably the best goal I will ever score. It was probably crazy to see as it was crazy when it went in.”

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His first half volley was not the only great goal he scored in the match. His second half strike left the keeper no chance when his powerful shot from the edge of the box found the top corner.

“I have hit that sweet, I don’t normally stand round the box from Jacko (Ryan Jackson) long throws, I am normally round the back post, but Broomy (Ryan Broom) just said to cover the edge, cause it’s 2-0 late on. I did that and when I saw the ball come to me I hit it sweet.

“It is nice to have that cause there has been times this year where I have not properly connected with the ball and been a bit sloppy, so to hit two so sweetly is nice.”

His two goals on Saturday afternoon took his tally to 50 Football League goals for Cheltenham. Having already broke the EFL goal record for the club with his goal against Cambridge United in September, it is up to the striker to keep his goal tally rising. Despite his goals, May was unaware of his accomplishment.

“I didn’t know that, I am really proud, like I say, I’m happy they (the fans) were here to witness it.

“They have been incredible with me since I signed and the support they give us is brilliant. I think the main thing is from today is that we have come here and shown what were are all about, three clean sheets on the bounce is massive and we are fighting for our lives and I think today showed that.”

May and Cheltenham Town are back in action Saturday afternoon at the Completely-Suzuki Stadium where they take on Exeter City in a double header for the Robins, as following the final whistle in the League One fixture, the Cheltenham Town Ladies team face the London Bees,

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