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Simon Power hopes maiden strike is first of many

21 August 2018

Simon Power was delighted to bag his first goal for Norwich City and added that he hopes it will be the "first of many".

Power, 20, got the ball rolling for City's Under-23s as they fought back from two goals down to eventually beat Reading 3-2 for their first points of the Premier League 2 season.

The Irish winger hopes his eye-catching strike, a half-volley which flew in-off the crossbar, will prove to be the springboard for many more goals in a yellow and green shirt.

"I'm very pleased with the goal, hopefully it's the first of many," he said. "I'm just glad to help the team get the victory.

"We wanted to get the ball rolling as quick as possible and try and enjoy the last half-an-hour.

"That was the plan [to dominate the second half]. We got that late goal eventually and we're all really pleased. We [Power, Adam Idah and Ant Spyrou] were a real threat.

"We can cause problems for any team in our league so we just need to push on and get even more goals."

After the disappointment of their opening defeat to Aston Villa a week ago, Power said the team were particularly pleased to notch their first win.

"We're all buzzing. In the first game at Aston Villa, we had a disappointing 2-0 defeat so we had to bounce back and redeem ourselves and get that 3-2 win.

"It's a great relief to get that first win. Now we can kick on and get higher up the table.

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