Sean Maguire was delighted to return to goalscoring form after netting in yesterday’s 2-2 draw with York City.

The Irishman scored to make it 1-1 in the second half at the Store First Stadium as Stanley battled to a point with the Minstermen.

It brought an end to the West Ham loanee’s wait for a goal and he admitted that it was a relief to score.

220315 maguire“I’m very happy that my drought’s over,” he said. “I hadn’t scored since Christmas time and hopefully we and I can push on now until the end of the season and finish as high as we possibly can.

“The plan is to keep going now. I think there are eight games left and it’d be great to get another four or five goals. I’d even take three. It was such a relief when that ball went into the back of the net and hopefully I can push on now and it’ll happen again.

“Jimmy Bell spoke to me before the game and told me that any time I got sight of the goal I should take a shot. I didn’t get much of a sight of goal in the first half but the first one I got in the second half I just let fly and luckily enough it went through a few bodies and found the back of the net.

“It came off the defender and came out to me and I chested it and let fly. I think the keeper saw it late and fortunately for me it went in.

“It was always going to be a very tight game and we reacted when they scored really. The first half was scrappy and there wasn’t much in it and then they scored first in the second half. We got a bit of a fright and we pushed on a bit and I got my goal. They got the second and then Josh (Windass) got a bit of luck from the free kick like they did for their first goal.

“Considering we came into the game probably as favourites to win we would’ve probably taken a point at the end of the game given that we were behind twice.”