Alfie May: My dad cried when I scored my first professional goal

Alfie May celebrates his equaliser against Luton Town.
Alfie May celebrates his equaliser against Luton Town.

Alfie May’s dad was in tears after seeing his son score his first ever professional goal, the striker has revealed.

The 23-year-old, who joined from non-league Hythe Town last month for an undisclosed fee, marked his first appearance at the Keepmoat Stadium with a late equaliser against Luton Town last weekend.

“My mum, my dad and my little niece were at the game,” smiled May.

“I think my dad actually cried [when I scored].

“He said that he was so happy that he ran down the stairs and I think the steward got in the way!

“It was so funny when he said it.

“Hopefully it made that journey back to London a lot better.”

May scored 50 goals for Hythe in the Ryman League Division One South - level eight of the pyramid - since joining the Kent club in 2015.

And the season before that he bagged no fewer than 41 for Erith & Belvedere.

But none of those goals came close to the moment he was slotted in by Conor Grant and coolly placed a shot underneath Luton goalkeeper Matt Macey.

“It’s the proudest moment of my life I think,” said May.

“The celebration showed it.

“I just didn’t know what to do! I was jumping around, it was amazing.

“I’m used to playing in front of a few hundred fans so to do it here, I got shivers. It was a great feeling. I did the knee slide, I didn’t know what else to do!

“It was good to get my first goal but what an amazing point too.

“Luton are a strong side so we were happy with a point.”

He added: “The manager just said go on and work hard so I did that and played on the last man as I do.

“Conor rolled me in and my eyes lit up. It was nice, it went through the keepers’ legs.

“Their captain actually said it made a big difference me coming on because he was used to target men and holding them up whereas I was just playing on the last man which made it difficult for him.”