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Alex Finney speaks about his injury-time winner for Maidstone United

By Craig Tucker

Alex Finney enjoyed the moment after scoring Maidstone's injury-time winner against Chester.

Defender Finney popped up with the only goal five minutes into added time to send United fifth in the National League.

It was special for the on-loan QPR centre-half who only scored the first goal of his career a little over a week earlier in the FA Cup win at Enfield.

He said: "I must have done a lap of the pitch on the celebration.

"I didn't know who to celebrate with. I was going to go to the gaffer and all the team and then I realised my mum and best mate were in the stand so I thought I'd go half and half. I was buzzing.

"I think it was more of a team goal than a personal goal for me.

"I was glad I did it for the boys. Just the way the game was going, I felt like Chester were going to hold on.

"Anything can happen when Jamar Loza comes on but the way it was going I felt they were just going to get the luck and get out with a 0-0 but we got the luck in the end."

Stones' 1-0 win made it back-to-back clean sheets following the 2-0 midweek success at FC Halifax.

That meant just as much to Finney, who kept fit-again Magnus Okuonghae out of the side.

He said: "That's two clean sheets in a row and that's probably the more important thing to me but to help the team out with a goal, I'm over the moon.

"Mags has just come back from injury.

"I'm fortunate the gaffer gave me the shirt but I know I've got to be on my toes because Mags is an experienced centre-half and a really good player.

"It's good for the gaffer to have the competition and it's good for me and the boys because it means everyone's got to be on point all the time."

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