JAK McCourt was thrilled that his maiden Swindon Town goal was of such significance as it snatched a dramatic 2-1 win away at Macclesfield Town on Saturday.

McCourt lashed home in the stoppage time at Moss Rose after debutant Ben House had headed down Jermaine McGlashan’s cross into his path.

The goal was midfielder McCourt’s first for the club in his 18th appearance since signing on a free transfer last summer.

Although they had to wait until the dying embers of the contest to beat the Silkmen, the 23-year-old match-winner felt Swindon were well worth the three important League Two points.

“I remember missing a sitter from a similar position at home at the start of the season,” said McCourt.

“I made a late run into the box, (Ben) House did well to nod the ball back to me – I think we deserved the win after the way we played.

“The pitch wasn’t the best, and I think we tried to play football a bit too much in the first half.

“In the second half, we played the conditions well, and that’s what made us deserve the win.”

Swindon trailed to Tyrone Marsh’s early goal, but McCourt also played his part in getting the visitors back on level terms before the break when he delivered the free-kick for Marc Richards’ headed equaliser.

After his fair share of substitute appearances for Swindon this season, McCourt started for the third match in a row at Macclesfield and the former Chesterfield man is pleased he is now getting the chance to make more of an impact.

“Marc (Richards) knows that I’ll always put the ball on a plate for him,” said McCourt.

“Everyone knows Marc is a goalscorer, and he will get you goals. It was a great header from him.

“It’s a timely performance for me. I don’t think I had too bad of a game last week (in the 2-0 defeat at home to Exeter City), but with the standards that I set myself, I always want to be on my best game – and I felt this week I was.

“It’s credit to everyone, we dug deep. It doesn’t matter if the goal comes in the first or last minutes, the team will always dig in.”