Watford youngster Britt Assombalonga scores one and sees red in Braintree Town debut

Britt Assombalonga celebrates scoring for Wealdstone earlier this season. Picture: Steve Foster

Britt Assombalonga celebrates scoring for Wealdstone earlier this season. Picture: Steve Foster

First published in Sport

Young Watford forward Britt Assombalonga had a debut to remember at Braintree Town as he scored and was then sent off - wrongly according to his manager.

Assombalonga joined the Conference side on a one-month youth loan last week and thought he had scored the winner when he made it 3-2 in the 88th minute against Lincoln City.

But the home side equalised in injury time and Assombalonga again thought he was to be the hero when he was brought down in the box as he rounded the Lincoln goalkeeper, only to be sent off for diving.

Former Watford midfielder Alan Devonshire, who is manager of Braintree, said: "Their keeper admits he caught Assombalonga with his knee. For me it was a clear penalty and yet the youngster gets sent off. The fourth official standing next to us said it was a penalty. That decision's completely baffled me."

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7:48pm Wed 15 Feb 12

Hornet23 says...

Nice to know we aren't the only ones who get awful refs! Hopefully Britt keeps scoring for Braintree and gets a few run outs with us before the end of the season.
Nice to know we aren't the only ones who get awful refs! Hopefully Britt keeps scoring for Braintree and gets a few run outs with us before the end of the season. Hornet23
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9:35pm Wed 15 Feb 12

D.unstable says...

I wonder if he had them doing the Conga for Brit Asombalonga yet in Braintree.

This lad looks like he could be the next Marvin or Ashley, seems like a good guy too.
I wonder if he had them doing the Conga for Brit Asombalonga yet in Braintree. This lad looks like he could be the next Marvin or Ashley, seems like a good guy too. D.unstable
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10:04pm Wed 15 Feb 12

Casterbridge says...

Does the fourth official have a say at the appeal hearing? A question for the Vic too.
Does the fourth official have a say at the appeal hearing? A question for the Vic too. Casterbridge
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10:56pm Wed 15 Feb 12

D.unstable says...

Casterbridge wrote:
Does the fourth official have a say at the appeal hearing? A question for the Vic too.
Think it is usually viewed on video evidence by a seperate panel comparing to the refs report.
[quote][p][bold]Casterbridge[/bold] wrote: Does the fourth official have a say at the appeal hearing? A question for the Vic too.[/p][/quote]Think it is usually viewed on video evidence by a seperate panel comparing to the refs report. D.unstable
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8:49am Thu 16 Feb 12

not a regular says...

Boo! Scott Loach! Dyche Out! Bas is a con man!

Keep up the good work Britt.
Boo! Scott Loach! Dyche Out! Bas is a con man! Keep up the good work Britt. not a regular
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