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Britt special says Sturrock

29 September 2012

Manager Paul Sturrock hailed a majestic piece of skill from goalscorer Britt Assombalonga following Southend United’s 1-1 draw at Plymouth Argyle today.

The Watford loanee scored a 55th minute equaliser against the Pilgrims to rescue a point at Home Park.

And former Pilgrims boss Sturrock lauded the 19-year-old after the match.

“It was a fantastic piece of skill from Britt for the goal,” Sturrock told the official website.

“I am disappointed with how we played in the first half though. 

“Plymouth were on top for the first 45 minutes but saying that we still had a couple of chances to score with Elliot (Benyon) and Britt (Assombalonga).

“We were much better in the second half, especially after they scored, and when we got it back to 1-1 we looked the side more likely to go on an win the game before going down to ten men.”

Substitute Barry Corr saw red in the 81st minute following an off the ball clash with Plymouth skipper Darren Purse.

The pair tangled before referee Steven Rushton gave the Irishman his marching orders.

“I didn’t see the red card but Barry Corr is devastated and he is adamant he hasn’t done anything,” said Sturrrock.

“He says that he has gone down like a load of old washing but I will watch it again on the DVD and if Barry has raised his arm then he will be in for a flipping big fine.”

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