Tuesday 20 April 2021

Mayflower sunk without a trace

Charlton won 6-0 at Plymouth to go 6th.   Charlton are now top of the away form league.  It was their best away result since the 6-0 at Barnsley.

Peterborough lost 0-1 at home to Gillingham.  AFC Wimbledon beat Oxford 2-1.  Ipswich lost 3-0 at Northampton.  Rochdale beat Blackpool 1-0.  Hull and Sunderland drew.

Alex Gilbey said afterwards that it was a real top performance tonight.  The gaffer had given him a licence to go forward.

Nigel Adkins said it was a cracking win for us, the clean sheet is important, Amos made some really important saves.   We thought we could get crosses into the box and expose their centre halves.  The next goal after half time was very important, that's why Ben Amos's save was such a big one.  Clean sheets give you a basis and a platform. 

The manager added, 'Alex Gilbey's attitude is great, you can see how hard he works.   His work effort for the team is great.'

'We're in the race.  We're going to stay over tonight, great for the club..  We can get up normal time, get the Ciracdian rhythm right, do some work in the gym, have a journey back.'

More comments from the manager here: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/nigel-adkins-praises-ruthless-addicks-after-record-equalling-6-0-mauling-of-plymouth-argyle/

Curbs said, 'Great planning, not many League One clubs can do that.  Now we face a different pressure.'

Deano said that Charlton had a great shape on and off the ball and kept it all game.

Plymouth started brightly and won a series of corners.   Charlton had difficulty getting possession, but the game started to turn after quarter of an hour.   The keeper made a save from DJ.

On 25 minutes Millar put in great wing play.   Watts punched the ball on the line and got a yellow card but he couldn't stop Forster-Caskey scoring with a header.

Amos had to made a save by palming the ball away.  Stockley had a chance but put the ball wide.

Plymouth had to take Armson off and bring on Moore.  They switched from a 3-5-2 to four at the back and they never looked so good afterwards.

As half time approached, Matthews put in a good cross enabling Stockley to score to make it 0-2.

HT: 0-2

Pearce put in a block enabling Amos to save.  Millar surged forward and a Watts own goal made it 0-3.  Stockley and Millar combined well to allow Gilbey to make it 0-4.

Pearce made a good defensive header.  A Stockley effort went left of the post.

Millar made it 0-5 after Matthews on the right released DJ.

Gunter replaced Matthews.   Subsequently, Shinnie and Morgan replaced Gilbey and DJ.  Ten minutes later Aneke replaced Stockley and Forster-Caskey was replaced by Pratley.

On 88 minutes Pratley made a great run and fed Aneke who made it 6-0.   Aneke could have broken the away record, but put the ball wide.

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