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A weight has been lifted - Assombalonga

25 August 2012

Watford loanee Britt Assombalonga feels a huge weight has been lifted off the squads’ shoulders after scoring Southend United’s first goal of the season.

Assombalonga fired Southend ahead in the 57th minute of Saturday’s 3-3 draw at Northampton Town.

It was the Blues first goal this season and it came as a relief to the 19-year-old striker.

“We scored three goals in one half and that has lifted a lot of pressure off the shoulders as everyone kept asking when would we get that first goal,” he told the official website.

“We have scored it now and all that bad taste has gone.

“Everyone has tried to keep their heads up in the dressing room after the start to the season.

“As you saw on the pitch we didn’t stop trying even when we went 3-2 down.”

Assombalonga capatilised on a mistake by Northampton Town defender Kelvin Langmead allowing the pacey striker to open the scoring.

And the Zaire born forward had to do a double take before he was sure he had scored.

“That is my first goal in the League,” he said. “I had to register if it had actually gone in as it hit the post and thought it had bounced out but fortunately it went in.

“That is one of the best games I think I have had.

“I like playing with Gavin Tomlin as he is a good player and when I ask for the ball I get it.

“He will get a goal soon, next week I reckon, I’ll pass it to him!”

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