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Assombalonga's frustrated celebrations

29 September 2012

Striker Britt Assombalonga took out his frustration at not scoring in Southend United’s last two matches in his post goal celebrations at Plymouth Argyle.

The Blues forward scored his sixth goal of the season in United’s 1-1 draw at Home Park.

And the 19-year-old Watford loanee admitted he was relieved to have found the target once more.

“I took all my anger out in my celebration after not scoring in the last two games,” Assombalonga told the official website.

“I’ve been disappointed not to have scored in the last two matches so I was relieved to have got one today.

“The defender was close to me so I knew I had to do something special to get past him otherwise he would have got the ball first. 

“It was the best goal I have ever scored I think.”

Assombalonga’s goal cancelled out Alex Macdonald’s opener to secure a point for Paul Sturrock’s side.

Blues had a number of chances to win the match in the second half with Barry Corr going close with an outstretched boot before he was sent off.

“We could have got all three points and I really thought we were going to when it was 1-1,” he said.

“We all seemed a bit sleepy in the first half but we were also playing uphill so that might be the reason why.

“But a point is alright as that is four points in the last two games.”

Southend’s hopes of taking all three points back to Essex were all but dashed when Barry Corr was sent off nine minutes before the end of the match.

Referee Steven Rushton handed the Irishman an early bath after an off the ball altercation with Argyle’s Darren Purse, an incident Assombalonga did see.

“We had to work hard when we went down to ten men,” he said. 

“I didn’t see Barry Corr do anything wrong but that is football and there is nothing we can do about that now.

“It is a shame as he will miss games now and it is difficult for the manager because we have got lots of injuries at the moment.

“But hopefully we can get another good result against Burton on Tuesday.”

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