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Woodrow: A moment I won't forget

18 November 2013

Cauley delighted to grab the first Football League goal of his career at Exeter City

3:12pm on Saturday 16th November at St James Park for Southend United against Exeter City in a 2-0 win.

There’s little doubt that Blues’ 18-year-old on loan striker Cauley Woodrow will ever forget that information.

The Fulham loanee bagged the first Football League goal of this career, and his third in all competitions this season, to help Blues to another three points in League 2 on Saturday.

Speaking exclusively to www.southendunited.co.uk, Cauley said: “My uncle called me after the game and said you’ll never forget that moment and that’s true.

“Your first goal in the league is always a big milestone, just like my first senior goal against Dagenham & Redbridge was.

“I don’t actually remember too much about the goal other than it was a great ball in from John White and I managed to get my boot on the end of it.

“A few of the lads said it was an own goal but I knew I’d got the final touch, though I was still in a bit of shock as I celebrated because I also thought I might have been offside.

“It was also nice to cap the goal with a win. The team played really well and we deserved the three points. We had to dig deep in the second half but we came through it.”

Cauley may not have started the game had Barry Corr’s illness not prevented him from starting, but the youngster was delighted to be able to grab his chance.

“Barry has been playing well and of course would have started the game but he wasn’t 100 percent due to illness and I got my chance,” Cauley said.

“It’s always important to take your chance. Obviously I missed out against Mansfield because of traffic and arriving late so Anthony Straker came in and has done really well.

“Barry was also doing well in attack but I knew when I came into the side I had to grab the opportunity and hopefully that’s what I did.

“It’d be nice if that was the start of a run of goals for me in the league. I’ve got three in all competitions now so the next aim is ten and then we’ll go from there.”

Cauley was also thrilled to extend his loan until the end of the season with Blues. He added: “It is nice to know I can really settle here now and focus on my football on the pitch instead of working on a month-to-month basis.

“I’m getting on really well with all the lads and they’ve been great helping me to settle in here. I’m really enjoying my football.

“Hopefully I can score goals and get assists and help the team achieve what we want to and that’s promotion. We believe we can do it and it’s important we keep this form up through the Christmas period.”

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