Bangor born Nathan Broadhead celebrated his first start in the Football League with two goals in three minutes at the end of the first half, to steer Burton Albion to a 2-1 win at Gillingham.
Broadhead joined the League One side on a season long loan deal after recently signing a new contract at Premier League side Everton.
Albion looked like they were going to go in at half-time behind after Gillingham had taken an early lead, but on 42 minutes Nathan Broadhead struck with devastating effect with a stunning equaliser. The 21-year-old found the corner of Gillinghma’s net from 20 yards on the angle with a sumptuous first time finish. An early contender for goal of the season.
Three minutes later the Everton loanee was at it again, this time from just two yards out, finishing off a low cross after good work from his Burton team mates.
Broadhead had his eyes on a hat-trick in the latter stages, with a free kick 25 yards out in a central position, but his curling effort that dipped just wide.
Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough said: “Nathan took his goals very well. The first one, in training he has been curling them in with his right foot and he missed one just before that. It is one of his signature finishes.
“The second one impressed us more, it was right in the six-yard box and we scored two in two minutes and deserved to go in at half-time in the lead. That’s what we were missing at times last season.”
“He didn’t start last Saturday because he only joined us from Everton on the Friday. He was always going to start today and will hopefully stay in the team now.”
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