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Fabian de Freitas delighted to score his first Macron Stadium goal

20 May 2016

Dutch forward spoke of his delight at notching his first ever goal at BL6 in recent charity game

Spending two seasons with Wanderers in the mid-nineties, Fabian de Freitas unfortunately never experienced the feeling of scoring at Macron Stadium – a statistic which the Dutch striker eradicated inside eight minutes of his return to the club in last weekend’s Legends Match.

Powering home a thunderous header for Team Kelly to cancel out John McGinlay’s opener in the game, the frontman was delighted at finding the back of the net having been on the books of the club whilst they were plying their trade at their former home of Burnden Park.

And speaking to bwfc.co.uk following the match, the 43-year-old was visibly pleased with his contribution to the charity game despite ultimately finding himself on the losing team at the final whistle.

“I was really pleased to get on the scoresheet,” said de Freitas. “As a striker, you always look for that even though I’ve been retired for a while now!

“I had to be subbed afterwards though as that was me done – I was happy! I did come back on but I was thrilled to score after all these years, especially in this stadium.

“I left the club before they moved so I have never scored here before – that is a great feeling to have.”

Reflecting upon the day as a whole, the former striker admitted that it had been an occasion to remember for all involved.

“It was definitely an interesting game! There was a big crowd too - I think bigger than any of us expected, so I did really enjoy it.

“It was so nice to meet up with some of our old teammates – I hadn’t seen Richard [Sneekes] for over ten years, so it’s always nice to meet up again and talk about the old days.

“It’s always great to find out what everybody is doing now too, so it was just a fantastic day all round.”

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