Mum's the word as Bristol City's Liam Fontaine scores first goal in three seasons
Liam Fontaine scored his first Bristol City goal in three seasons and then headed off home to celebrate with his mum.
City's long-serving central defender netted the second goal in a thrilling 5-3 victory over fellow strugglers Barnsley in a game that had the Ashton Gate crowd on the edge of their seats.
And the delighted Londoner afterwards told The Post: "To score five goals was fantastic and to win such an important game was even better.
"As a defender, I'm disappointed with the three goals we let in, but then I guess you can never be entirely happy."
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Fontaine ghosted in at the back post to turn in a defence-splitting ball from right-back Brendan Moloney and out the Robins 2-0 ahead 10 minutes before half-time.
He said: "I really enjoyed my goal and it was nice to see it go in.
"When Brendan Mooney put the ball in and it looked like it was going to go behind for a goal kick, I was not prepared to give up on it.
"I know from being a defender myself that, a lot of times, you think those balls are going out and you give up.
"Nine times out of ten, the striker will give up on them as well, but I just decided to gamble and slotted it in.
"I've got my mum down for the weekend, so I'm going home to celebrate it quietly with her."
Fontaine was joined on the score-sheet by fellow centre-back Lewin Nyatanga, who also registered his first goal of the season.
The former Fulham defender added: "It is something we did not do enough of in the early part of the season. If we defenders can start chipping in with goals as well, it is going to aid our success.
"Set-plays are one of the greatest opportunities to score a goal and they are something we have to try and utilise."
City have now beaten Ipswich, Watford, Nottingham Forest and Barnsley is their last four home games and Fontaine admitted: "We need to keep that going if we are to stay up.
"It has been a frustrating time at Ashton Gate this season, but we have changed all that over the last month. Now we have to try and reproduce these kind of performances on the road."