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Bees keeper Simon Moore admitted to a little bit of luck after the win on penalties against Swindon on Monday.

Moore, who saved Miles Storey’s spot kick to set up the shootout win, admitted after the game :  “I watched two of the Swindon penalty takers the day before as I prepared but one of them got subbed off and the other one didn’t play so the penalty shootout was pot luck and luckily I guessed the right way.”

“I was pretty calm immediately after the penalty because I knew we had to finish the job and score ourselves. The boys’ penalties were superb and it made my job easier. I only saved one out of the five penalties but our penalties were so good that they did the hard work.”

Talking to the GK Icon website, Moore also admitted the influence of team-mate (and former Beesotted player of the season) Richard Lee on his approach to spot kicks this season – “I think I have saved three penalties this season so my record has been good and I am learning well off Rich – there is no one better at saving penalties. The other reason for my improvement is Simon Royce, who always gives me advice before and makes me feel good ahead of penalties.”

Moore – who emerged time and time again on Monday, particularly during extra time, with the ball safely in his hands – added: “This was definitely the best moment of my career. I have been very lucky at my age to have so many great experiences in my career so far and this was the definitely the best of them all…… I want to experience it again in a week and a half.”

“This is going to feel like the longest two weeks ever. I just need to keep my head down and we need to do the right things over the next week and a half or so and the rewards are there. I am desperate to help Brentford reach the Championship.”

The progress of Moore over the season – along with the emergence of the likes of Harlee Dean and Tom Adeyemi – has been a major factor in our success and he deservedly shared the “Players player” trophy with Harlee at the recent Big Red Ball.

Beesotted hope we see him wearing another trophy as a silly hat on May 19th..

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Beesotted would like to thank our friends at GK Icon for the above interview excerpts. GK Icon was created by Brentford goalkeeper and all round smashing pro Richard Lee and has coaching centres across the UK and abroad. Their website includes interviews with some of the top goalkeepers in the country, educational videos and much more. You can also follow them on twitter @gkicon