'The Best I've Scored' Says Lewi

LEWI Alessandra thinks the first goal he netted in Argyle colours is the best he has ever scored.

The summer signing from Morecambe grabbed both Pilgrims’ goals in their narrow 3-2 Capital One Cup extra-time defeat at Birmingham in which they pushed their more illustrious hosts all the way.

Blues manager Lee Clark called the Argyle performance “outstanding” and that epithet certainly equally applied to Lewi’s first goal – a screaming right-foot 30-yard volley in front of the 670-strong Green Army on the hour that levelled the scores at 1-.

“The ball broke, I just came on to it, got a good touch, and it sat up for me to hit perfectly,” he said. “I was just happy to see it fly in the top corner. I struck it very cleanly.

“I’ve scored many in training that are similar, maybe, but probably it was my best in a game situation.

“I was happy to do it on that side so I could celebrate in front of the fans - I’ll take that for my first one.”

Birmingham regained the lead through Scott Allan’s second goal of the game and looked to be heading into the second round when Lewi struck again 70 seconds into injury-time.

The angle and the range were more or less the same as, this time, he let loose with a vicious grubber that City goalkeeper Colin Doyle – a former Argyle trialist – got a hand to but could not keep out.

“The second one probably felt better, due to the timing,” said Lewi. “It wasn’t as good a finish but the timing gave ourselves a chance in extra-time and I enjoyed the celebrations.”