In-form Socceroo Mathew Leckie says he’s feeling great after netting winners in successive games to ease FSV Frankfurt’s relegation worries in Germany’s 2.Bundesliga.
Leckie was the match-winner in Friday night’s 1-0 triumph away to Ingolstadt, netting the game’s only goal on 29 minutes.
The Australian had plenty to do when he received the ball under pressure from Konstantin Engel, but he burst away from the defender and weaved past another, before racing into the box and firing home.
FSV coach Benno Mohlmann told reporters Leckie’s goal was a “piece of individual brilliance” after the game.
The goal was Leckie’s eighth of the campaign so far, while he also has registered six assists.
Leckie told the club's website: "It's a great feeling to score the winner. It’s always a good feeling for me and for the team.”
The previous Saturday it was Leckie who popped up with the ninth-minute winner in FSV’s victory over St Pauli.
“The two winning goals in the last two games came relatively early in the game but the important thing is that we have taken our opportunities in the last two games,” Leckie said.
FSV sport director Uwe Stover told the club’s website that FSV had claimed Friday’s win due to Leckie’s quality, along with the heroics of goalkeeper Patric Klandt.
Early in the game, Leckie produced a strong burst down the left flank, before playing a central ball for Michael Gorlitz which he put wide of the target.
After the break, Leckie went close again, forcing Ingolstadt keeper Ramazan Ozcan into a sharp save with a glancing header from a corner. Leckie also saw his deflected strike go narrowly wide shortly after.
The result helped FSV move up to ninth spot on the 2.Bundesliga table. Leckie's side are next in action against Ben Halloran’s Fortuna Dusseldorf next Saturday.comments