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You know in 20 years time 3,000 Addicks will be claiming they were at the Lamex last night as Charlton claimed their largest ever win. A record that has stood since 1953.

Stevenage made a load of changes and fielded a youthful team, but then again so did we as Taylor Maloney, George Lapslie and Toby Stevenson starred. 18-year old Stevenson was making his debut at left wing back, and became the first ever Addicks’ debutant to score a hat-trick. A night he will never forget as will the couple of hundred Addicks present.

Who said we don’t have any squad depth? Okay, it was Stevenage’s reserves and not Barnsley, but still take nothing away from a barnstorming and imperious display underlying again what a fantastic job Steve Avory does.

I’m not going to take away from a record victory but the win was important from a squad confidence point of view as well as showing that Darren Pratley can be very useful as a central part of a back three. Recently ostracized Mark Marshall played very well at right back apparently and both Igor and Ajose got on the score-sheet.

A nice little run out.

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  1. A club record victory – under the stewardship of Roland Duchatelet – watch him claim this one for his legacy!

    October 10, 2018
  2. Robert Knight #

    Charlton did beat Apoel Nicosia 9-0 but in a pre-season friendly, not a competitive match! on 1/5/1967 and I was there.

    October 10, 2018
    • Wow. Love that. Tell me you just happened to be there and didn’t make a specific trip?

      October 10, 2018
  3. rierti #

    Great debut by Stevenson. I have seen him play 4 or 5 times but never as a wingback. He played as a central defender in the U18s league final against Crystal Palace at the end of last season as a trialist, after a shaky first 10 mins (probably due to nerves) he settled down to play well. In the U23s he has mainly played as a central defender but his build indicates to me that full back is the right option for him at this stage of his career, I spoke to his father at a recent U23s game and that is also his opinion.

    October 11, 2018
    • Thanks for the insight rierti.

      October 11, 2018
      • rierti #

        For your information the Charlton News Now site did not pick up this blog maybe the limited title of 8-0 did not activate a transfer.

        October 13, 2018
        • Thanks for the heads up. Thought I may not have tagged the post properly. But I did.

          October 13, 2018

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