Charlton Athletic 5 Plymouth Argyle 1
Well, no complaints about that. A very enjoyable watch.
The team slightly tweaked from Saturday and including Jesurun Rak-Sakyi burst with energy and creativity and it was a great bounce back from the Wednesday defeat when attacking moments just didn’t quite click.
Tonight both wide men were a constant menace, in fact Charlie Kirk had a great game, and fully deserved his goal.
Scott Fraser was more central to the performance, and combined with the superb passing from Albie Morgan and the enterprise of Kirk and Rak-Sakai, Jayden Stockley instead of being an outsider to Garner’s game, played a pivotal part.
Stockley’s goal came from the spot, and I actually thought the Plymouth player was unfortunate to see red as well, but no one could deny that we were already in full flow by then.
Sean Clare’s goal was a thing of beauty and to have Miles Leaburn, who has poise and strength beyond his years, score the 5th was the icing on the cake.
A word for debutant Rak-Sakyi. That was a very exciting display, and he seemed to enjoy every minute. Charles Claydon should also be very proud of his performance.
Nice one Ben, I like the way you conduct yourself and I am beginning to like what you are attempting to. There was a lot of very good individual performances tonight, but overall it was the team as a whole including the substitutes that impressed me the most, and that is all down to Ben Garner.
Ben Garner: “I’m really pleased for Kirky, he’s been brilliant since I walked in during pre-season. It didn’t probably go the way he wanted last season but he’s been great”
Stats (CAFC first): Possession – 63% / 37%; Passes – 575 / 343; Accurate passes – 510 / 268; Shots (on target) – 8 (4) / 4 (2)