Joe Jacobson on Sheffield United screamer & injury disappointment
Full-back Joe Jacobson hit a spectacular 35-yarder to set Town on their way but suffered a game-ending injury just minutes later as Salop ran out 2-0 winners over ten-man Sheffield United at Greenhous Meadow.
The victory represents Town’s third in League One this campaign and Jacobson was pleased the team were able to see out the points.
“It was a big win for us,” said Jacobson.
“The most important thing is that we got the three points and that we had a good team performance in conditions that weren’t great for both teams and it’s nice to get back to winning ways.
“From being a goal up, especially after what’s happened to us this season late on with conceding goals, I thought we looked quite comfortable and dealt with everything they threw at us. Then we showed on the break that we can kill anyone off by getting that second goal and that settled a lot of people down and then it was quite comfortable then.”
Jacobson’s world-beating strike came six minutes before the break, a strike he admits is by far the best of his career.
“I’d like to say I’d scored a better one, but no, not in a professional game. It’s always a nice feeling to score, especially for a defender, but to score like that is quite special for me.
“When it went in and I was mobbed by all the boys it was nice, I couldn’t believe it.
“Having said that, I would’ve definitely given the goal up not to be injured, that’s for sure.”
That injury came just five minutes later, just moments before half-time and it is unclear at present how long the in-form defender will be out for.
“It’s a bit sore to walk around on but I’ll get a bit more of an assessment over the next day or two with Skitty and we’ll see how it is and hopefully it won’t be as bad as what it feels like at the moment.
“There’s never a nice time to be injured. For me especially going well this season and playing consistently it’s annoying, but it’s just one of those things that happens in football.
“There’s periods of time where you do well and then things come along, so I’ve been in the game long enough now to know that I’ve just got to get on with it and deal with the injury and then hopefully come back stronger.”