Antony Kay says he was gutted that his unbelievable 30-yard strike wasn’t the winner for his Port Vale side as they had to settle for a 2-2 draw at Gresty Road.
A 93rd minute strike from Charlie Kirk saved Crewe Alexandra at the death after Kay’s volley to put The Valiants ahead.
Speaking after the game, the 35-year old reveals that he was gutted by the result, but was happy to earn a point in such conditions.
“I’m gutted to be fair,” said Kay.
“To concede in the 93rd minute, it’s gutting. For the first 30 minutes we weren’t at the races and we were shocking.
“When we got the penalty, which I felt we deserved, we started to stand up and be counted in a local derby. In the second half we started really well and we were on the front foot.
“We’re gutted they equalised and it feels like a loss, but on the other hand, we got a point and the other teams around us lost. We have to be positive.”
Regards to his goal, the midfielder says that he was pleased to score such a goal but was devastated that it didn’t prove to be the winner of derby day.
He said: “I wish it was the winner! I always like to strike the ball. I get a lot of abuse of Popey and the lads for striking it too much.
“But, when it goes in like that –it’s a nice feeling.
Kay was also full of praise for over 2000 Vale supporters who made the short journey to Cheshire.
“It was brilliant to see them come out in force,” he added.
“It’s good to see considering where we are in the league. We’ve let them down this season and when they come out in their numbers, it’s brilliant.
“The players pick themselves up and it was brilliant to celebrate infront of them. They were excellent.”