Cheltenham Town attacking midfielder Alfie May scored twice in Cheltenham town’s 3-0 victory over Peterborough United on Saturday to reach the landmark of 50 goals for the club, but it was his truly sensational first goal from inside his own half that grabbed the headlines.
May’s strike was a thunderous one from well over 40 yards out that had Peterborough keeper, Will Norris scrambling back towards his goal line but it was all in vain.
May wheeled away to celebrate in front of the travelling Cheltenham fans, and later described the moment he rippled the back of the net.
“What a feeling. Emotions were rushing through me and I wanted to celebrate the goal in front of our fans.”
May’s second goal was also his 50th in the League for Cheltenham and those two goals means he’s now scored 12 goals in 29 League games this season and is proving himself as the Robins’ most prolific attacking option.
May joined Cheltenham in 2020 when he signed from Doncaster Rovers. Prior to the move he had spent his career as a non league player for the likes Billericay Town and Bromley FC.
Whilst at Doncaster, May was coached by current Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson, and the two had a jovial exchange during May’s interview after the Robins had wrapped up the 3-0 victory.
The pair have history that dates back as far as the start of May’s professional career as Ferguson was the coach who offered May his first professional contract at Doncaster Rovers in 2017.
Cheltenham now sit 17th in League One and now turn attentions to their clash with mid-table Exeter City this Saturday.