Payne on Saturday's FA Cup success


Jack Payne was delighted with his contribution to Charlton’s 4-1 victory over Coalville Town in the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday.

Having opened the scoring with a bullet header on 24 minutes, Payne provided the assist for Jayden Stockley's goal with a pinpoint delivery before adding his second and the Addicks' third nine minutes from time.

Speaking to CharltonTV post-match, Payne said: "We're through to the next round which was the main target and on a personal note I'm really pleased to get two goals and an assist. I thought we did a very professional job.”

Payne's opener came from a brilliant cross by academy graduate Tyreece Campbell.

“Tyreece was brilliant all day,” said the 28-year-old. “He was a real menace. I spoke to him before the goal and I said, ‘the next one you get look for me because I’m not getting marked’.”

Payne's brace came after he controlled a Steven Sessegnon cross, spun and rifled the ball into the far corner.

“I feel like that’s more my game,” said Payne on his second goal. “As much as I’m happy with that I’ll take the header. I was pleased with the second goal, especially with the time in the game, to sort of put the tie to bed.”

The summer signing was inches away from a hat-trick moments before full time.

“I remember seeing that there were a few minutes left and thought I only need one chance,” he said. “I’ve never had a career hat-trick. I made the run inside and it skidded up which was a shame, but I can’t be too greedy. I’m pleased with how today went.”

Payne was quick to praise 17-year-old Zach Mitchell, who replaced the injured Terell Thomas after 17 minutes just days after making first team debut.

“Obviously I’m pleased to get man of the match but I think Zach must have been close," said Payne. "To come in and play like that with such bravery, he was brilliant.”

“He came on and drove out with the ball and in these kind of games it’s easy for the play to become a bit slow but every time he got the ball he increased the tempo, injected a bit of energy and kept driving. I thought he was brilliant and on par with man of the match."

The Addicks are next in action at Stevenage on Tuesday as Ben Garner's men eye a place in the fourth round.

"It will be a massive game on Tuesday,” Payne acknowledged. "It will be really difficult and if we progress into the next round like we plan, then fingers crossed we get a good draw.”


(Article by Billy Wooldridge)

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