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Dream come true for Ozzy

After eight weeks out, Zanzala delighted with goal

6 October 2019

Offrande Zanzala admitted he dreamt of scoring his first goal of the new campaign as he sat out the first eight weeks with a hamstring injury.

The striker came on at half-time against Oxford with the Reds trailing to former Stanley loan player Tariqe Fosu’s goal.

Jordan Clark equalised with a header on 59 minutes before a Cameron Brannagan wonder goal put the Us ahead on 70 minutes.

However three minutes later, Ozzy got the ball and drilled it home for to rescue a point for Stanley.

“I am happy to come back and play in front of our fans,” said the popular 22-year-old.

“In the second half we created more chances and it was great to get the goal and get a point for the team, it was an important point.

“It's moments like this which you dream about, when you are out you visualise scoring in your head and I have been waiting for this moment to get the first goal of the season.

“Now it’s happened, I can get that confidence and kick on and keep scoring goals and help the team where I can by my performance and goals.”

Zanzala admitted that manager John Coleman had a few harsh words to say at half-time.

“The gaffer wasn’t happy at half-time but it’s part of football. Sometimes you go into games and you don’t start the greatest and there are a few players who aren’t on their game straight away but the most important thing is we turned it around in the second half.

“We were the better team in the second half, we created chances, we were a threat in areas and we looked like we had life in us.

“We are just happy we have stopped good opposition and I felt we deserved the three points and on another day we could have got it.”

Zanzala was also happy to repay the faith shown in him by Coleman who says the former Derby frontman could go on to be the best striker in League One.

“The gaffer has talked about the confidence he has in me so it’s been nice to come on in the second half and to get the goal.

“It means a lot to me and I am sure it means a lot to him to back me, it’s great to show if you believe in someone anything could happen and I have done that.

“As a team, we are going in the right direction, we will reflect on Saturday and take it onto our next game.”


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