SOUTHEND United defender Ollie Kensdale says becoming an England C international is among the proudest moments of his career.

The Shrimpers centre-back played the 90 minutes for the Three Lions in their 2-0 win against Nepal at Aldershot Town’s EBB Stadium this afternoon.

And Kensdale was full of smiles after being presented with his first international cap.

“It’s definitely one of the best moments of my career,” said the 24-year-old.

“Becoming an international at whatever level is a massive achievement so I’m really proud of today and the win as well.”

Kensdale produced a composed display for Paul Fairclough’s side but initially feared the match may not take place due to the wet conditions.

“When we first came out and it was waterlogged I thought we might be in trouble to be honest,” said Kensdale.

“It was tough but we play in the fifth division so we’re used to it.

“It was definitely normal English weather not Nepalese.”

Early goals from Barnet duo Nicke Kabamba and Callum Stead secured victory for England.

And it is an afternoon Kensdale will never forget.

“I’m delighted and it’s something I’ve always wanted to do," said the defender. 

“I’m really pleased to finally get my cap and the win as well.

“I’m going to frame my shirt and cap and it’s a really proud moment for my family and me.”

Kensdale was one of six England players to play the whole game in front of a crowd of 5,560 who made for an excellent atmosphere.

“It was really good,” said the defender.

“There’ a big Nepalese community around here and their fans made for a good atmosphere as did England’s.

“I’m used to playing in front a good atmosphere with Southend so it was nothing new but this was a different atmosphere and I really enjoyed the experience.

“Hopefully I get to do it again.”