Williams: Wolves strike a special moment for me

Morecambe players celebrate Ryan Williams' match winning free kick against Wolves.
Morecambe players celebrate Ryan Williams' match winning free kick against Wolves.
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Morecambe goal hero Ryan Williams admitted his stunning match-winning free-kick against Wolves is something of a blur.

The midfielder curled in a 25-yard trademark strike five minutes from time to dump the League 1 title favourites out of the Capital One Cup in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

It was a special moment for the 22-year-old that even had the likes of Rio Ferdinand praising his technique on Twitter.

But he confessed he doesn’t really remember too much about it.

He said: “I can’t really remember too much of it.

“I just remember running off and Alex Kenyon jumping on me.

“It’s a massive moment for me, it’s my first goal in front of the home fans so for me that was a big moment.

“The occasion all adds to the moment but more than anything it’s a big win for the club and it gets us into the next round and there’ll be some big clubs we could potentially face.

“Whoever we get, we get, it’s another round of the cup and everyone loves a little cup run so we’ll just see who comes out.”

Williams nearly didn’t take the set piece however, with Tony Diagne ready to have the strike at goal after the former Rhyl man had missed two earlier attempts.

He said: “I’d had two attempts earlier on in the first half that I didn’t quite strike how I wanted so Tony Diagne said ‘let me have a chance’.

“Tony was going to have it but when I realised the range that’s where I like to take them from so I said to Tony ‘I’m going to score’.

“He ummed and ahhed and let me take it.

“It doesn’t always come off, sometimes you hit it over but when it does come off it makes the hours spent practicing worthwhile.”

The midfielder praised boss Jim Bentley for instilling the confidence in his side to cause an upset against a side who were in the Premier League just two seasons ago.

Williams said: “No-one gave us a chance outside of our dressing room but the gaffer has instilled great belief into us.

“Every day he says what a great squad he’s got and how happy he is with us, that belief carries over into nights like this and gives you that extra five per cent.”