Published: 00:00, 09 November 2017 |
Updated: 09:48, 09 November 2017
Delano Sam-Yorke went through the full range of emotions in Maidstone’s FA Cup triumph at Cheltenham.
The striker scored twice but was later sent off as United stunned their League 2 hosts 4-2 to set up a second-round tie at MK Dons.
He’d only scored once before the trip to Whaddon Road but headed Jay Saunders’ side in front and made it 4-1 before seeing red for a challenge on Mo Eisa.
Sam-Yorke said: “It was a bit of an up-and-down afternoon with the two goals and the sending-off.
“I kind of put the boys under pressure with the red card but what can I say?
“I’ve gone in maybe a bit recklessly but I haven’t touched him at all.
“I was annoyed at myself because I’m quite a disciplined person and I was on my hat-trick as well, which I wanted to get.
“As a striker, scoring a goal is one of the best feelings ever.
“I know I’ve been kind of shy in front of goal recently but this was a good day to get a couple of goals.”
Sam-Yorke was able to watch the rest of the game from the tunnel and was relieved to see Maidstone finish the job.
He said: “We were confident going into the game anyway.
“We knew we could match them and beat them, as long as we played well.
“I think we battered them if I’m honest. They didn’t really cause us any threats or anything. We played well.
“I’ve been sent off a few times before.
“I’ve calmed down a bit but I must have just lost it and got sent off.
“The steward in the tunnel said I could watch from there so I was hanging about, poking my head out and watching.
“What can you do? You’re watching, knowing you’ve been sent off and it’s not the best feeling but I’m happy that we won.
“It’ll dawn on me that I’m missing three games and I’ll be a bit upset about that but you’ve just got to keep your head up.”
Sam-Yorke is suspended for Saturday’s trip to Torquay and the home games against Solihull Moors (November 18) and Boreham Wood (November 21).
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
Your No1 guide to getting married in Kent. From dresses to discos and venues to veils, we've got everything you could possibly need for your big day
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating!
PLUS, register for free!.
Read our pick of the best holiday destinations. Whether its a weekend break, or something a little bit longer, we have reviewed a wide range of holidays.