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Southend United's Britt Assombalonga silences Watford mate Adam Thompson with goal
SOUTHEND United striker Britt Assombalonga won a battle of banter and three points for his side against Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.
The on-loan Watford striker was up against his Hornets team-mate Adam Thompson in the Chairboys’ back four.
And Assombalonga was therefore thrilled to hit home the only goal of the game.
“Adam and I grew up playing in the same sides from a young age and we had quite a lot of banter in the build up to the game,” said the 19-year-old.
“We were texting and swapping messages on Twitter in the build up to the game and he told me there was no way I was going to score.
“But now I did I’m sure I won’t let him forget it.”
Assombalonga notched an early header to help Blues triumph 1-0 and, having also scored against Northampton Town last weekend, he was pleased to see the ball hit the back of the net.
“I didn’t think that my second goal would come as quickly as that and I thought I might have to wait a while, so I was really pleased to see it go in,” said Assombalonga.
“But I nearly ate the grass because I had to get down so low for it.
“The ball came back off the line after Ryan Cresswell’s header and I was the first one to it.
“The fact it also helped us win the game made it even better and now we want to keep on moving forwards.”
“I think we got a bit anxious in the second half too but we’re all very pleased to have got our first win of the season.”
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