Ben Tomlinson delighted by record Macclesfield goal

Macclesfield striker Ben Tomlinson has called his early strike against Morecambe 'a bit of magic'.

The 21-year-old scored after just seven seconds against Morecambe, the Silkmen's quickest ever goal.

"It was a little bit of magic coming straight into the game and hopefully we can have one of them every week," he told BBC Radio Manchester.

Tomlinson joined the Silkmen from non-League side Worksop Town for an undisclosed fee in the summer.

He added: "We've got Tony Diagne on the left-wing who is a big guy so everybody had shuffled to the left on their team.

"That left a big gaping hole so me and George [Donnelly] spoke about it saying there's a bit of room there, and so I said let's go for it."

The former Rotherham trainee scored 29 goals in the Northern Premier League last season.

"I've loved it since I've been here so hopefully things can carry on and we can keep doing well," he added.

"I've started five games and scored three goals so if can keep the standard like that I should do alright."

The fastest ever league goal scoredexternal-link was by Jim Fryatt for Bradford Park Avenue against Tranmere in 1964, after just four seconds.

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