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Conor Sammon - Over The Moon




Wigan Athletic striker Conor Sammon was made up to get off the mark and score his first goal for the club on Sunday, what a goal it was and what an important goal to boot.

Coming on at half-time with the Latics 2-0 down to West Ham and seemingly heading for relegation, the Republic of Ireland under 21 international put in a great shift full of running, following Charles N`Zogbia`s stunning free kick, Sammon scored the equalising goal to lift the crowd and his team mates belief that the game could be turned round in Wigans favour.

The former Kilmarnock man was doubly pleased as it was the first time that his parents had seen him play for the Latics, speaking to Latics official website Sammon said: 'It was very pleasing to get that first goal, I'm over the moon.

'Every striker misses opportunities from time to time or comes close on some occasions. But you have to remaining focused on making the right runs and finding space in dangerous areas.

'For the goal Ben (Watson) has picked me out with a fantastic pass to put me through on goal, I wanted to get onto my right-foot and slotted it into the far corner.

'It brought us level, got the crowd right behind us and we kicked on from there.~

'It was also a fantastic piece of refereeing from Mike Dean to allow the play to continue after Hugo Rodallega was fouled in the build-up.

'It was also the first game my Mum and Dad have come over the watch together. What a game for them to see and I couldn't wait to see them after the game to celebrate.'


Sammon also explained that it was almost an unbelievable feat that the Latics pulled off but says that a lot of Sundays success is down to the boss, Roberto Martinez and his positive management style

Sammon continued: 'It was an incredible feeling at the final whistle, to be 2-0 down at half-time having not played as well as we know we could meant we had a lot to do.

'The Gaffer decided to put Victor (Moses) and myself on the pitch in order to make an impression on the game, knowing that an early goal in the second-half could really set us on our way - which it did.

'He's such a positive Manager, always wanting us to play the right way and we showed that right until the very end.

'Ben Watson had a chance late on but hit the post, and when that happens you get the feeling it's not going to be your day.

'But credit to Charles (N'Zogbia), he ran his socks off all afternoon, particularly in the second-half, and found from somewhere the quality to keep going and produce a goal like he did with seconds left - incredible.

'There were a few lads who wanted to take the free-kick but thankfully it was Charles who ended up with the responsibility and he didn't disappoint - a fantastic effort to send us on our way.

'You can't write scripts for what happened after that, his winning goal was just incredible. We've shown such character to keep on going and as much as we enjoyed the victory we'll start our preparations for Stoke City now.'



Leaping Sammon

By permission of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic





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Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 17 2011

Time: 7:00AM

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The big man made a massive impact when he came on
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I hope Roberto gives him a start against Stoke no matter who else lines up on the day.
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