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Maidstone United captain Blair Turgott says he may have scored better than Leyton Orient wonder goal

Blair Turgott reckons he might have scored even better goals than his brilliant solo effort against Leyton Orient.

Turgott's amazing run and finish from the edge of his own area would surely be the highlight of most players' careers.

But the Stones skipper isn't convinced.

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Blair Turgott beats Dean Brill for Maidstone's opener. Seconds earlier, he'd been on the edge of his own box Picture: Sean Aidan
Blair Turgott beats Dean Brill for Maidstone's opener. Seconds earlier, he'd been on the edge of his own box Picture: Sean Aidan

He said: "I wouldn't say it's best goal I've scored.

"It's up there but I need to see it back, I can't really remember it too much.

"Maybe I've scored better. I'd have to look back at it again but I don't score easy goals."

Maidstone were defending a long throw when the ball reached Turgott who flew down the left, broke into the box and coolly beat Dean Brill.

He said: "Initially the ball got cleared from a defensive area and I just tried to get us up the pitch and kept travelling with it.

"The longer I went with it, the closer I was to the goal and I just thought why not go all the way?

"Luckily no one else really came with me and I was in on the keeper."

Turgott still had the energy to run back to the halfway line to celebrate with the Maidstone dugout.

Blair Turgott wheels away after his wonder goal Picture: Sean Aidan
Blair Turgott wheels away after his wonder goal Picture: Sean Aidan

He added: "I ran back to the bench because the physio and that have been giving me a bit of stick saying that I spend so much time with them throughout the week, so they were saying next time I score to go over to them.

"I was bit tired after the celebration."

Turgott spent a season with the O's three years ago, joining them from Coventry.

He showed them what they're missing.

He said: "It was all right there, a bit up and down.

"I was there under four different managers, so there was a lot of swap and change.

"The reserve manager got the job and then he got the sack after a couple of months.

"It was a bit hard. To be fair, I've nothing against them but when you play them I'm obviously going to want to put one over on them.

"I'm glad we did that and glad we got the win."

Watch manager Harry Wheeler's reaction to Jack Paxman's camera antics after the game


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