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INTERVIEW: Jordan Ponticelli Gives His Thoughts On Maidenhead Win

Striker spoke after the game following his brace at the Ricoh.

5 November 2017

Jordan Ponticelli capped off his first start at the Ricoh Arena in style, as he scored a brace to earn the Sky Blues a 2-0 victory against Maidenhead United.

The goals, which both came before the break, helped to book City's place in the Second Round of the FA Cup against the Non-League outfit.

It was Ponticelli's second consecutive start and his first in the FA Cup and he was able to get on the end of Jack Grimmer and Jodi Jones cut backs to calmly get his name on the scoresheet.

On his goals, Jordan had this to say: "The first goal I just pulled off into a pocket of space in the area and Jack [Grimmer] found me well with a good pull back.

"The second goal, was very well worked from Jodi [Jones] before taking it around the keeper and pullling it back for me to tap in.

"The second one was straight through the centreback's legs and into the net so that was definately my goal.

"It is always a great feeling to score. Today it was relief that we were ahead in the game and it gave me the confidence to go on and get another."

Jordan made his first League start last weekend in the 3-0 win away at Luton Town and his performance at Kenilworth Road earned him the opportunity to start again in the FA Cup against Maidenhead.

After a superb season last year with the under-18s, the striker has made the step-up to the first team, featuring in games throughout of the campaign so far and he is delighted with the way it's gone for him so far.

"It is earlier than expected, but I think I have dealt with it well.

"I think it was a good time for me. We were struggling and not scoring as many goals as we liked and I have helped with that, geting three goals.

"The tempo of the first team is very different to Under-23s footballer, which i knew would be the case.

"Starting against the league leaders last week helped me bond with the team more on the pitch."

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