Adelaide United's debut goal scorer Scott Galloway insists his strike in Friday's 1-1 draw with Sydney FC was a shot not a cross.
The Reds new signing opened the scoring with a 45th minute goal from just outside the corner of the box catching Sydney keeper Andrew Redmayne out.
"The ball just fell to me at the edge of the box and it was definitely a shot," Galloway told Fox Sports.
"Some people are questioning that. I was going a bit more backpost but a goal is a goal.
"I'll take it. That's where i wanted it."
Galloway continued: "They were having a bit of a laugh saying was it a cross or a shot but definitely a shot."
The defender added that he was disappointed the Reds couldn't hold Sydney out, with Adam le Fondre levelling from Milos Ninkovic's 78th minute pass.
"We limited them to very few chances but a team of this quality, all it takes is one chance," he said.
"It's disappointing to not get the win but it's only Round One."
Le Fondre said Sydney put in a battling performance to earn the point.
"It was a battling perofmrnace tonight, we showed true character and resilience," the Englishman told Fox Sports.
"That's what we're about. I'm delighted to score obviously. That's my job. I'm glad we got a point."