ONE OF Luke Joyce’s aims this season was to get more goals – although he hopes the next one is a bit more spectacular than his first!

The Stanley skipper got off the mark for the season with Stanley’s second in their 2-2 draw with Luton on Saturday.

Piero Mingoia’s corner was cleared out to Joyce on the edge of the area and he headed goalwards. Via a deflection and the woodwork, the ball found its way into the back of the net and he wasn’t complaining.

“I can’t lie and say I knew exactly what I was doing,” said the skipper.

“To be honest, the ball has come to the edge of the area and it’s 50/50. I have just gone up and tried to put my head on it to get it back in the box.

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“It’s landed and the lads have come over and said it has gone in – I would have liked it to be bullet header but I am more than happy. I will claim that – I am up there with the top goalscorers for the season now!

“One of my aims at the start of the season was to contribute more goals and get forward a little bit more and hopefully I can pick up more goals.”

Stanley were frustrated to throw a two-goal lead away but Joyce believes there are plenty of positives to take from their Luton show.

“It was a great start and was great to get 2-0 up in the first 20 minutes – we did exactly what we wanted to do.

“We had a game plan and stuck to it but at 2-0 we dropped a little deep and stood off them a bit too much. To be fair they made a change and changed their shape and that got them into the game a bit more.

“It does feel like two points dropped although I think we showed resilience in the second half and we dug in and defended well.

“We also had a few chances and could have won it. With reflection, it could be a decent point and one to build on.”