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Britt has the last laugh

1 September 2012

Goalscorer Britt Assombalonga got one over his Watford teammate Adam Thompson in his sides 1-0 win against Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.

Assombalonga is on loan at Roots Hall from the Vicarage Road club, whilst Wycombe’s Adam Thompson joined the Chairboys this week from the Hornets.

And after a week of banter it was Assombalonga who got the last laugh after scoring the winning goal at Roots Hall. 

“I’ve played with him since I was young and he told me I wouldn’t score today,” the 19-year-old told the official website.

“We were texting each other before the game and speaking on twitter winding each other up.

“So now I’ve scored I’m not going to let him forget it.”

The Zaire born forward stooped to head home inside the opening ten minutes at Roots Hall.

He reacted quickest after Ryan Cresswell’s header was cleared off the line to bag his second goal in a week for Paul Sturrock’s side.

“I didn’t think that my second goal would come as quickly as I thought I might have to settle back in,” he said.

“I nearly ate the grass I had to get down so low for it though. It came back off the line after Ryan’s header and I was the first one to it.

“Thankfully it went in and the only way we can go now is forwards after a draw and a win.”

It was Britt’s first taste of victory in a Southend shirt as he partnered striker Gavin Tomlin in attack once again.

Having worked his way onto the scoresheet for a second week running he was full of praise for the former Dagenham forward.

“Gavin is nurturing me as we go along as he has so much experience,” he said. 

“He talks to me all the time and it makes my job a lot easier. He won’t stop talking to me at times but it really helps.”

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