Adkins on record-equaling victory at Plymouth: "It is a cracking win for us"

Nigel Adkins reserved special praise for Ben Amos after his side’s 6-0 win against Plymouth Argyle.

The victory equaled a club-record away league win as the Addicks scored two goals in the first half and four after the break.

At the start of the second half with the score at 2-0 Amos made a vital save before a swift counter attack which saw the Addicks add a third goal.

Speaking to Charlton TV Adkins said: “It is a cracking win for us. The clean sheet was important – although we scored six goals I thought Ben Amos made some really important saves for us, notably just after half time and we’ve gone down the other end and scored. 

“They were six good goals, we were ruthless in our finishing, we could have scored another one at the end with Chuks [Aneke]. Even in the first half, we had a great cross put in from Ben Purrington, which was close with Jayden Stockley with the diving header. From my point of view it was a real good evening for the players.”

The Charlton Manager was also pleased to see his side keep a clean sheet as the Addicks moved to sixth in League One.

“We had to defend it well," he said, "we were under pressure [in the opening minutes] – you’ve got to weather that period of time. We knew the formation they set up with the three centre backs, if we could get the outlet pass to our to full backs then we could get good possession of the ball and get it to our two wide players. We are delighted with our first goal, we got Liam in a one-on-one situation, using that electrifying pace to get past the defender and get crosses in. 

“We thought we could get crosses in and it was a good cross in from Adam Matthews to Jayden Stockley to get that second goal.”

With a 2-0 lead at half-time the third goal proved pivotal and Adkins was pleased to see his players see the game out.

He explained: “The next goal at 2-0 is very, very important and that’s why for me Ben Amos’ save was such a big one.

"I was I was able to make five substitutions and change things around and the players kept working really, really hard. We tried to keep working on a defensive shape, the pitch was lovely and I was pleased with the overall attitude and application of the players.”

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