Yeovil winger Harry Cornick says the point gained against League Two champions Northampton was a good one, after he scored an uncharacteristic header!
The wideman, who has spent the season at Huish Park on loan from Premier League newboys AFC Bournemouth, managed to outjump Cobblers’ keeper Adam Smith to give Darren Way’s men an early lead.
Although Northampton equalized through Nicky Adams with ten minutes of the first half left, Cornick was left happy with his goal even if it wasn’t quite how he normally scores them!
“We’ve been working on that in training,” said the winger, “I’m not the best with my headers and I always get a bit of stick by the gaffer and Terry for not being able to head it!
“I think it is my first headed goal professionally; I scored one in non-league and I was mobbed by everyone, no one thought I could head it! Today I just stuck my head in; it bounced off me and went in so I’m buzzing with the goal today.
“It’s a good result against the league champions and you can see why they’re there, they played well. But the first ten minutes we came out of the blocks flying, we got the ball and played our football. We deserved a point and maybe more.”
Cornick’s loan spell in Somerset has been a successful one, with the 21-year-old making 40 appearances and scoring seven goals whilst in the green and white hoops.
And the winger says he’ll take back to the Vitality Stadium in the summer what he has learned from the senior pros in the Yeovil squad.
“It’s been unreal, the lads here have been brilliant for me,” said Cornick.
“The experienced guys have always been there for me, both Kevin Dawson and Wardy have been great with me; they’ve all helped me understand what it’s like to be play professional football for a whole season.
“I’m thankful for Paul Sturrock for bringing me here, and under Darren Way I think I’ve improved massively, so I can go back to Bournemouth and show them how much I’ve improved.”
The wideman signed a new two-year-deal at Bournemouth this week off the back of his performances at however concede that the physical nature on the training ground was something that he had to get used to!
“I’ve been working to get a new deal at Bournemouth.
“I’m delighted to sign it, and they’ve been watching me here and hopefully I’ve been impressing so it’s nice to know I’m wanted there. It’s been a really good week for me!
“In training I do get fouled a lot, they don’t really give fouls here! I’ve had to get used to that. It’s physical in this league but I’ve enjoyed every bit of it."