Stamp draws confidence from Trinity turnaround
Darryn Stamp admitted he had no idea where he found the confidence to smash home Gainsborough Trinity's winner at Leamington.
The veteran striker, who came on as a second half substitute in the Skrill North clash, had one real chance during his 14 minutes on the pitch.
And when midfielder Simon Russell hit a long range shot against the post, Stamp, who was following up, was expected by the travelling supporters to just carefully guide home the rebound.
But Stamp, who was celebrating his 35th birthday on Saturday, admitted he "gave it the laces" and smashed home his shot with the confidence of a free-scoring hitman.
"I still don't know why I hit it like that," he said.
"I have hardly played so I don't know where that confidence came from.
"I probably should have gone for technique and side-footed the ball over the line.
"I'm just glad it was on target and we won the game.
"I gave it the laces and smashed it. Maybe the team and our recent performances filled me with the confidence to hit it like that."
The 1-0 win saw Gainsborough extend their unbeaten run to three games and move away from the bottom of the Skrill North table.
On Saturday, the Blues have a chance to extend their mini run when Rushall Olympic visit the Northolme in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup.
However, Stamp insists, with players like former Birmingham City striker Dele Adebola in their ranks, Trinity can not afford to take the Evo-Stik League Premier Division outfit lightly.
"I know a few of the players," added Stamp.
"They have the big lad Adebola up front and he would be a handful for anyone at any level. They have also had a good start in their league and we certainly can't afford to take them lightly.
"I know the manager Steve Housham doesn't take them lightly and he was planning on going to watch them in the week."
Despite his goal-scoring antics on Saturday, Stamp revealed it is unlikely to seal him a place in the starting line-up for the weekend's cup clash.
"I would not have thought I will start on Saturday," he said. "A lot will depend on whether or not we can extend the loan spells of Conner Robinson and Rhys Oates.
"We are also waiting to find out if Mark Jones is fit. I have only started one game this season but now things are picking up, I am hoping to have a few more minutes on the pitch."
Trinity will also be without new midfield signing Ciaran Toner on Saturday.
The former Northern Ireland international had to have stitches to a head wound and is not expected to feature against Rushall.