It was an extra special 26th birthday for Corey Blackett-Taylor who scored his second goal of the season and helped the Addicks to a 3-1 win at home to Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.
The winger sped into the Wycombe penalty box in the fourth minute of stoppage time, beating two defenders in the process before smashing his shot past Max Stryjek.
Speaking to CharltonTV after the game he said: “If someone had asked me what the perfect day was, I’d have said a win and a goal, so I’m happy that I’m able to do it.
“I finished last season injured and did a lot of work in the summer, I think it is paying off now. The understanding I have with the new gaffer is working on the pitch and I’m just happy it’s going well.
“The second half we had to do more defending because they came out fast. I always know that if I get one moment that is all it takes. I remember getting the ball on the left, I squared [the defender] up and I could see he was kind of tired. I saw space behind him so I just went for it. I took two or three touches and then the ball was in the back of the net. It all just happened quickly.”
Blackett-Taylor’s goal came in front of the Covered End, which was a moment he enjoyed.
“I can’t even describe the feeling,” he said, “It was a mad feeling. I was really happy that I managed to score and win.
“Everyone is buzzing for me - I’m going to enjoy the rest of my day!”
Despite the win, Blackett-Taylor explained there was still room for improvement. He said: “Even though we’ve won, [Michael Appleton] is still talking about moments we could have done better and should have done better.
"I think if we know we have all the talent going forward, we can always score but keeping the keeping the ball out of the back of the net is going to give us more chances of winning games, so it’s important for us.”