Striker Aaron Amadi-Holloway could not describe the feeling he had when he netted a 93rd minute winner to beat local rivals Bury yesterday.
The striker came on after 87 minutes in place of Craig Davies and smashed the winning goal to seal a valuable three points for Latics.
Whilst he was unable to sum up his emotions, Holloway said: “I literally cannot describe the feeling. I just can’t describe it.
“It’s definitely my favourite goal out of the few that I’ve got so far “I’ve got to thank Davies and Doyle who ran a lot in the 80 minutes and fortunately I could just come on and poach the last goal.”
That was the striker’s first goal for the club since his permanent move in January and he waited a long time for that moment.
“It’s very hard for a striker who isn’t scoring goals,” he admitted. “When you are on a run of four or five, your confidence is down but mine has been around 15 games so it’s an important goal for me.
“Hopefully I can pick my head up now and contribute to the team. When you are not playing, you feel like you are not involved and not contributing but today was a good day.”
Manager Richie Wellens registered his fifth win in seven games for the club and Holloway says he has the players playing with a lot of confidence at the moment.
“He is still a player and he knows what he is talking about,” he said.
“You have got to listen to him on the training pitch because he gives good advice and he’s got everyone playing with their heads up a lot more.”