Rhys Healey didn’t take too long to make his mark in Friday’s 2-0 win over Chester.
Some clever movement and quick thinking from the striker on loan from Cardiff City allowed him to find the net from an incredibly wide angle in the third minute. It is this type of play that United need more of if they are to turn the tide and survive in the National League.
“As a striker/number ten, the first thing that you want to do is score, obviously,” said Healy on the long way back to Devon on Friday night. “Coming out with a win is massive, and I think that was my first goal since coming back from injury. I’ve scored in the [Cardiff] U23s but to me this is more important because it means something. I’m really happy.
“A bit of clever movement has got me in and I’ve looked up and seen the ‘keeper two yards off his post. As soon as I struck the ball I had a feeling it was going in. Once it hit the back of the net that’s the best feeling you can get, really.”
Healey is still regaining his match sharpness after a time out injured before joining United. There is more to come from him heading into United’s remaining fixtures. All good news for the Yellow Army.
“I thought the game could have gone better for myself for myself, but it was my first full game for twelve weeks so I’m just happy I got through it and the team got the win. It has given us some momentum going into Monday’s game.”
The match was even more special for Rhys, as a large group of his friends and family were able to watch him play.
“Funny enough every time my family have seen me play, I’ve scored. It was nice to have them there today because they don’t get to see me play a lot at Cardiff because they live some distance away. It was a good moment for myself and that goal was for them.”
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