Ghana forward David Accam has admitted Swedish giants Helsingborg IF struggled to overpower second-tier side Ljungskile in the Swedish Svenska Cupen but has expressed delight at his goal.
After a pulsating first-half which ended barren, Accam took matters to his own hands as he raced impressively to volley home from close range after a deflected effort by countryman Ema Boateng in the 64th minute.
Helsingborg were regarded big favourites going into the game but Accam admits it turned out to be a tough tie and they had to be resilient to run away with victory.
"It was a tough game for us but I was happy to get on the scoresheet and that proved to be the game winner," he told GHANAsoccernet.com.
Accam, who netted ten league goals last season for Helsingborg has been gearing up for the new season along with his former Right to Dream Academy team-mate Ema Boateng.
Boateng, who joined midway through last season from the United States where he played for a lower division side.