May: 'I like those finishes'

Alfie May celebrates

Alfie May scored his 10th and 11th goals as a Charlton player on Tuesday as the Addicks recorded a first away win of the season, beating Wigan Athletic 3-2.

The summer signing has played 14 league games since joining from Cheltenham Town, with seven of his 11 goals coming in the six league games Charlton played in October.

The striker was particularly pleased with his second goal on Tuesday, a left-footed strike from the edge of the area that found the bottom-right corner.

Speaking to CharltonTV, he said: “I like those finishes - I did a few last year. I celebrated with Dobbo and said, ‘that’s me, that’. It’s always nice to score and I just want to keep scoring.”

May began the game on the right wing but was moved to the number 10 position when Panutche Camará came off injured in the 10th minute of the game.

“I’ll play anywhere,” he explained. “I think I played four positions tonight - the gaffer put me wide right, left, in the 10 and up front at one point. It’s a joy - you want to be on the pitch. If I can beat my man to get on the end of a cross or get slid in and score a goal it’s a great feeling - I love it!”

The 30-year-old was pleased to see the Addicks secure a win on the road: “I’m buzzing. We’ve been chasing the away victory for ages. It’s a good three points - they gave it a good go at the end and we stuck with it. 3-0 up in the first half, sometimes you can go into the second half and come away from the game plan. Three points is three points, we’ve got that [away] victory and we kick on now.

“We wanted to go on the press and that’s my game. I love pressing and hassling defenders and we did that tonight - we looked good on the front foot. We knew they were a passing team that didn’t really go long, so we just tried to shut that off.”

The Addicks are next in action at The Valley on Sunday in a Greenwich derby against Cray Valley PM in the first round of the FA Cup. Tickets cost just £10 for adults and £5 for O65s/U21s - click here to join us on Sunday.


(Kyrell Lisbie photos: Inspire Socials)

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