HIS older team-mates enjoyed a few celebratory beers, but 16-year-old teenage Shortwood match-winner Levi Matthews settled for kebab and chips

Jason Scrivens' side finally registered their first league win of the season at the 29th attempt with a shock win at high-flying Westbury United.

Mathews scored the only goal of the game on 65 minutes and Wood held on and took home three points.

“ Scoring that goal was an amazing feeling,” said the Hartpury College,Slimbridge U18s and county hot-shot.

“It was a brilliant team goal and it was a well-deserved win - we have stuck at it all season and the recent results coming into the new year showed how much progress we have made and it felt like all the hard work is starting to pay off. “

At the tender age of 16, Mathews was forced to have a night in, but his post-match tucker tasted that little bit sweeter.

“ He said: “My kebab and chips was banging and I relaxed and watched a few films, feeling very happy with the result . I was gutted not being able to go out with the boys and celebrate, but that’s what comes with being 16 and a few of the other boys are all under 18.”

Mathews insists he’s adapting to the rigours of senior football, he added: “ When I first took the step to senior football it was very physical and adapting to it came with getting the experience and the confidence on the ball to do what I do best and run at people and create opportunities.”

Studying a diploma in football at Hartpury College, Mathews hopes to one day carve out a career in the professional game.

He said: “Football life is busy and it’s the lifestyle I chose, I’m working hard and trying to achieve my dreams of professional football, it’s a lot of commitment, but that’s the risks I’m willing to take to make my dreams come true."