SOUTHEND United striker Charlie Kelman was happy to show he is not ‘a one hit wonder’ by scoring twice in the Shrimpers’ 2-1 win at Stevenage tonight.

Kelman scored from inside his own half on his League debut against Plymouth Argyle back in January but had since gone 10 appearances without a goal.

And the 17-year-old forward was pleased to get back among the goals.

“I didn’t want people to think I was a one hit wonder so it was good to get another couple of goals tonight,” said Kelman.

“I was starting to think I was cursed and it might be my only goal I’m lost for words really.”

Kelman was selected in the starting line-up for the first time this season for the clash at Stevenage after being on the bench for the opening two fixtures.

And he was determined to make the most of his chance.

“I’ve been watching the boys but I’ve just wanted to try and be able to help,” said Kelman.

“We needed something to break the lock and I tried to provide that so I was pleased to get the goals and the win.”

But Kelman is now eager to build on the victory.

“It’s not just this one game, it’s about kicking on from here because we want to do well in the League,” said the youngster.

“We’re still third from bottom in the League and it’s not where we want to be.

“We don’t want a replica of last year.”

Blues avoided relegation on the final day of the previous campaign.

But Kelman has set his sights far higher this term and is also keen to play a prominent part.

“I want to try and break through,” said Kelman.

“Even though I’m only 17 if you’re good enough you’re old enough.

“I want to wave the flag for the young boys who are trying to push through.

“This game has gone well but I don’t want to stop here.

“I want to carry on building and see where it takes me.”