Tuesday 13 July 2021

Quality goals at Park View Road

Charlton scored three quality goals to beat Welling United at Park View Road this evening and retain the Crown Berger Cup in front of a crowd of 1,152.

Charlton played a 4-3-3 formation.  The lively Clayden hit the bar,  Then on 12 minutes DJ provided a great finish with his left foot to make it 1-0.  A good header from Dempsey was saved by the keeper.

There was nearly a second when DJ fed Morgan who displayed great movement but Stockley was unable to tap the ball home.   More great work by DJ set up Stockley but the 'headmaster' put the ball just wide.

On 29 minutes former Orient under 23 Clayden cut inside and used his left foot to put the ball between the keeper's legs to make it 2-0.

On 32 minutes Morgan was just over from distance with the keeper off his line.

Player of the half: DJ, Albie Morgan and Clayden were all candidates, but Clayden just edged it.  He will be knocking on the first team door.   On Clayden, Nigel Adkins said: 'It's still early days for everybody. There's a pathway for young players to come through the academy. That's why we have the academy. We're having a good look at everybody.'

Half time: Wings 0, Addicks 2

The Welling team in the second half were more physical, particularly in midfield, and had more of the ball.

MacGillivray had to tip the ball over the bar from a Wings corner.

Having just seen a free kick sail over, Henry struck the ball long and hard beating the keeper to make it 3-0 on 57 minutes.

MacGillivray was replaced as keeper by Harvey.  He didn't have a lot to do, but showed himself to be capable when required.

On the transfer window, Nigel Adkins said: 'We'll be bringing more players in. Ideally, I would have loved to have the team we start the season with for the first day of preseason but everybody is working hard behind the scenes.'

Nigel Adkins gives his reactions here: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/charlton-athletic-boss-gives-his-verdict-on-3-0-win-over-welling-expresses-confidence-on-transfer-front/

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