HE scored the equaliser and claimed an assist on the winner, but Whitley Bay midfielder Chris Fawcett said he wished his goal in the Seahorses 2-1 victory over Ashington at Woodhorn Lane on Saturday had been against any other opposition.
“When I netted the equaliser, my celebrations were deliberately muted,” said 24-year-old Fawcett, who was born in Ashington.
“The first reason was because it was against my former club and the second because I still speak to most of the Ashington lads and didn’t want to rub it in.
“We needed to win and naturally I was chuffed to score, but I would rather have done so against any other team, to be honest.”
Fawcett, a butcher, who supplied the pass which cut through the home defence and led to Ash Davis scoring Whitley’s winner, added: “I want to wish Ashington all the best for the rest of the season.
“I always keep an eye out for their results, and when we got knocked out of the Vase against Brantham last week, I was gutted to learn about the Colliers’ 3-2 defeat at Bodmin, because had Ashington gone all the way through to the final at Wembley, I would have gone to support them.”