Mitch Hancox scores first professional goal

<> at Sixfields on July 21, 2015 in Northampton, England.

Young Blues full-back Mitch Hancox scored his first professional goal on Saturday as relegation-threatened Crawley beat Leyton Orient 3-2.

The win meant the Red Devils moved up to 18th in the table, and it was all thanks to Hancox’s first ever professional goal.

His goal put his loaning club 2-1 up, before his pin-point pass ensured his side were awarded a penalty which was converted by Simon Walton.

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Hancox in action for Blues

Although Hancox is yet to score for Blues, the former academy product was delighted with his effort.

“I was delighted [with my¬†first senior goal]. I whipped the corner and when the corner came out I had a good touch and saw the opening so I just went for it,” Hancox told BBC Surrey.

“The ‘keeper helped me out a little by palming it into the net, but it’s mine, I’m definitely claiming it.

“I didn’t know how to celebrate, I just stuck two arms in the air. I was trying to concentrate getting the ball in the box because Matty Harrold was in there and Rhys Murphy a fox in the box.

“We dug deep as a team. We defended well as a team for the whole game, so in the first half we had a spell when we battered them. As a team performance we did really well,” he added.

Hancox, born in Solihull, has struggled to break into Gary Rowett’s team following the solid form shown by Jonathan Grounds.

But judging by this tweet, Hancox was delighted with his first pro goal.


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