AGON Mehmeti’s joy at opening his goalscoring account for Oxford United came second to the result at Peterborough United.

The striker latched on to a rebound from Jack Payne’s shot and tapped into an empty net with his second touch as a substitute to seal a 4-1 victory in Cambridgeshire.

It was the first goal in English football for the Albania international, who had made his debut in the 3-0 defeat at Bury four days earlier.

For Mehmeti, ending a three-game losing run was the only thing that mattered.

He said: “We had very difficult games before where we didn’t get points and missed a lot of chances.

“The fact I’ve scored is a good thing for me because I’m a striker and I want to score in every game, but the three points are the most important.

“It’s the beauty of football.

“There are always people who are negative or they want more from us, but it’s a very long season and you have to believe.

“We knew we had a strong group and we stuck together like a family.”

Mehmeti’s goal came in front of the 757 travelling supporters, which made the celebration a moment to treasure.

He said: “It was a great feeling and a special thank you to the ones who came here.

“We play with an extra man with supporters like this.

“We’re all very happy.”