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Abu Ogogo Post Southend United

31 December 2017


Abu Ogogo Post Southend United

31 December 2017

Skipper reflects on the 2-1 victory over Southend

Shrewsbury Town Captain Abu Ogogo was pleased to pick up another win on the road as Town beat Southend United 2-1 on Saturday.

An own goal from Ben Coker and Ben Godfrey’s stunner gave Town the win despite Ryan Leonard getting one back.

That result means that Town have reached 51 points before the turn of the year and Ogogo was delighted to get the victory.

“It’s a great result”, Abu said.

“The conditions today were windy, the pitch was very heavy, so it wasn’t the best day to play football. It wasn’t a great spectacle, but we dug in, did the dirty work well and got the three points.

“It’s probably the worst pitch we’ve played on this year. You couldn’t really play football and you didn’t want to take any chances, so we knew we had to win our headers and then when you get an opportunity you’ve got to take it.”

Abu was particularly pleased for his midfield partner Godfrey who scored his first goal of the season.

“I’m so pleased for him”, said Ogogo.

“He obviously doesn’t get many and I’m sure he’d have taken a tap-in, but to get a goal like that and for it to end up being the winning goal was very pleasing.

“I was right behind it and it was a great strike. I knew as soon he hit it that it had a chance of going in and thankfully it did.”

That result means that Town end 2017 in second place in Sky Bet League One and Ogogo admitted that it’s been a special year for the club.

“It’s been very enjoyable”, Abu said.

“We’ve been in the top two for god knows how long now and it’s so much more enjoyable when you are captain of a winning side, so long may it continue.

“We are obviously over halfway now and we’ve finished 2017 on a high. We’ve got another half of the season to go and hopefully we can continue how we’ve been doing.

“You don’t want to look too far ahead and you want to take each game as it comes. You want to try and win as many games as you can at home and pick up points away, so we dust ourselves down and go again on Monday.”

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