FC Halifax Town Wembley match winner Scott McManus says he is in dreamland after securing Town their first FA Trophy final victory.
The Town stalwart, scored early in the second half and admitted it was a great feeling: “I feel unbelievable, I hurt my knee so that took a little bit away but this is one of the best moments of my life.
There was only one thing that went through my mind and that was to hit it, if it hadn’t worked I would have tried again, but it worked and now I’m so happy.”
McManus sparked wild celebrations and he admitted he can’t recollect what actually happened: “I don’t really remember running to the fans, I just had a rush of emotion, I wanted to share the moment with the fans and my family.
It is a moment that will stay with me for the rest of my life, I love this club, I have been here five years and signed a new 2 year deal, I am happy here.”
With his new deal agreed McManus is a clear fans favourite and he appreciates the support: “I have worked hard for it, they pay money to watch me play, I really appreciate it, I love talking to the fans and I want to create more memories here.”
The 26 year old had to come off during the second half due to an injury, he explained what happened: “I went to make a block, I put all the pressure on my left leg and heard a crack, I want a scan on it soon and then we can have a look at it and see what’s up.”
Now attention turns to next season and McManus thinks this will help them achieve their main aim: “To come off relegation is hard to do, but to win at Wembley it gives us a boost, there are some really tough sides in the division next season, but this team should not be in the National League North, it is a side who should at least be in the National League and maybe even higher.”
Interview: Tom Feaheny (@thomasfeaheny)