Robinson buzzing after Hawks heroics at The Hive

Hawks defender Andreas Robinson Picture: Neil Marshall
Hawks defender Andreas Robinson Picture: Neil Marshall
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Andreas Robinson is hoping his two-goal wonder show at Barnet will kick-start his National League season.

The defender was sent on as a substitute on 67 minutes at The Hive and within four minutes levelled the scores with a fabulous strike from outside the area.

Barnet regained the lead, but Robinson struck again in stoppage-time with a mouthwatering free-kick – a piece of inspiration that led to his Hawks team-mates giving him a standing ovation in the dressing room after the game.

The player is the first to admit that the step up to National League football hasn't been plain sailing.

He had a difficult time at Bromley, where he was substituted after just half hour.

Now he is hoping the events at Barnet will enable him to kick on.

'It is an amazing feeling to go on and score those two goals,' said Robinson.

'I hadn't scored a league goal for the Hawks before so it is pretty unbelievable to get two in such a short space of time.

'Earning us a point makes it even better.

'All the lads in there are buzzing for me.

'I am a confidence player and started the season well.

'Of late, I have found myself out of the team but that is the game.

'The gaffer said to me after Bromley that that’s football and things happen.

'It is not just me, it happens to other lads as well at different times.

'After making mistakes the important thing is to come back from them.

'It is no good sitting and stewing on them.

‘Sometimes it can get you a bit low but the key is getting back up and doing something about it.

'There is tremendous support in our squad.

'That sometimes means when you do make a mistake you feel you have let everyone down.

'But when you can do something like Tuesday night it makes it even more special.’

For his first goal Nicke Kabamba set Robinson clear midway inside the Barnet half.

But he still had a lot to do.

'I came off the left side and it opened up quite well for me,' added Robinson.

'My shot started outside the post and curled in, making it difficult for the keeper.'

And when the Hawks were awarded a free-kick just outside the area in time added on, there was only ever going to be one person taking it.

Robinson, buzzing with confidence, was immediately standing over the ball.

'I felt like I had a lot of space to get the ball up and down,' said Robinson.

'It was perfect really and I knew as soon as I hit it.