10 Sep 2019 in Post Match Interview
HANSON: “I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO TO CELEBRATE”
By Brian Bennett
Jamie Hanson made the kind of impact which he could only have dreamt about as he lashed home a wonder strike late in the game for Ashington in Saturday’s derby against North Shields at Woodhorn Lane.
And Hanson - a student at Monkseaton High School – who has been with the club for seven years, admitted that when the ball hit the back of the net, he was lost as to what to do next: “When I went on as substitute,” he said, “I was asked to play in the number ten position and told to be energetic, change the game, break the lines and cause North Shields some problems. From the free-kick, the ball came to me and I just hit it - and when it went in, I didn’t know what to do to celebrate so I just started running around!”
The Ashington-born teenager, mobbed by all his team-mates, continued: “I’m enjoying it. I have been at the club since I was ten years old and have progressed through the development team. Ian Skinner, Paul Antony, Lee Anderson and the rest of the coaching staff have been really good with me and I’m hoping to continue to be in the first team picture. As a team, we haven’t had the best of starts to the season but hopefully this result will see us kick on.”
Assistant manager Paul Antony said: “I was delighted for young Jamie (Hanson) who has been brilliant since pre season with his energy levels and his fitness. He was very close to starting today but when he came on, scored with an absolute fantastic half volley which was struck as sweet as a nut.”