Magic Morgan-Smith hails best-ever strike

ON-FIRE striker Amari Morgan-Smith hailed the best goal of his career in the 2-2 draw at Ebbsfleet United on Tuesday night, but was ultimately left disappointed as Town threw away a two-goal lead at Stonebridge Road, writes Mark Wood.

Thursday, 13th October 2011, 11:00 am

The 22-year-old lone forward bagged his ninth goal of the season and gave Luton the lead when he cut in from the left and curled a magnificent strike beyond the despairing dive of Preston Edwards.

On whether he had scored a better goal in his short career, the former Ilkeston player said: “Not that I recall or remember, I’m delighted with that goal but disappointed with the result. The end result wasn’t what we were looking for.

“It’s a good goal for me but it means nothing for us and we need to move on to the next one now.”

It’s not the first time Luton have shipped a late goal to surrender victory this season and Morgan-Smith is in no doubt they have to stamp that trait out if they are to challenge for the title.

He continued: “It feels like a loss. It’s not the first time we’ve done that. Hopefully it’s the end of that now and we can push on.

“When we come to away games we’ve got to cut those little mistakes out. We need to come and get the result and we didn’t get the result.

“Fair play to them. They did well and played their game well.

“It’s disappointing from our point of view, we were 2-0 up and it feels like a defeat.”

Morgan-Smith was struggling with injury and left the field with six minutes to go, but he seems to be revelling in the lone striker role. He said: “It is difficult on your own up front.

“I will give it my all and if I’m tired I will come off.”

Manager Gary Brabin is delighted with his form, adding: “He is doing really well. I talk about units and combinations and at the moment we are getting what we want from our front three.”

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