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Norris - First Home Win "Massive Relief"

Striker Reflects On His Heroics

16 September 2017

Luke Norris has described Town's first home win of the 2017/18 campaign as a "massive relief."

The striker's two goals, coupled with Keshi Anderson's first-ever strike for the club, helped the Reds secure a 3-2 victory against Stevenage at The County Ground earlier today. 

And Norris, who has now helped himself to six goals so far this season, is hoping this is just the start of things to come.

"It is a massive relief for us," he said.

"It is our first win here since March so it has been a long time coming, even from the backend of last year, and it is a long time to go without winning on your own patch.

"It is what we've needed with our good start away from home so I'm hoping now that we can continue it and take it into our next home game.

"You look at the Crawley and Barnet games and there were chances where if we scored, then they would have been totally different games.

"Today we took our chances early on and it showed that it was enough for us to get the win."

Norris contributed two goals and an assist to the cause today and he's happy with his current form.

"I'm not really sure where the first goal hit me but they are the goals you almost enjoy a bit more and you take it however it comes - you've just got to get on the end of it," he continued.

"Chris Hussey's delivery is fantastic and he seems to put it in the right areas all the time, so I was just happy to get a goal nice and early.

"It always puts you in good stead for the rest of the game.

"I've always enjoyed penalty taking and you shouldn't miss from twelve-yards out.

"You pick your side, you stick with it and if it is a good enough connection, unless the keeper makes a unbelievable save, then you should score.

"I've gone a different way every time now. I know keepers and coaches do their research so it is a guessing game for them now.

"I've spoken with the manager countless times and he's got into me how important everything is to how we want to play.

"He thinks I'm very important to that and I'm glad I can pay his faith back in me because a run of games is what I've needed since I've been here and it is happening.

"I'm just here to do what I can for the side and we got the win that we deserved today."

Despite not having much time together, Norris is already forming a dangerous-looking partnership with Keshi Anderson and he's hoping that continues to go from strength-to-strength in the coming weeks.

"Keshi has come from the top level and you can see his quality," Norris added.

"He always seems to know where the flick-ons are going and he's always in that right area, so I was delighted to have a little combination with him so that he could get started.

"I'm hoping that continues and he can get a few more as well."


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