Date: 17th July 2017 at 10:01pm
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With Charlton Athletic facing Welling on Saturday afternoon before then heading to Greenwich Borough later that evening, manager Karl Robinson was delighted to see the side pick up a double victory.

Heading to Park View Road for the first game of the day last weekend, goals from Jason Pearce, Patrick Bauer and Mikhail Kennedy gave us the comfortable three nil victory.

Welling United:

Lewington, Durojaiye, Jefford, Parkinson, Francis, Gayle, Dubois, Dymond, Bradbrook, Goldberg, Moli.

Subs:

Dombaxe, Pavey, Brown, Coyle, Collier, Fiddes, Dembele, Patterson, Corne, Johnson, Babalola.

Charlton:

Phillips, Solly (Yao 67), Jackson (Edwards 67), Pearce (Bowry 46), Bauer (Cummings 67), Stewart (Fernandes 67), Kashi (Kennedy 60), Aribo (Carter 67), Ahearne-Grant (Yamfam 67), Watt (Lapslie 29), Magennis (Maloney 67).

Subs:

Harvey.

Goals: Pearce (25), Bauer (41), Kennedy (87).

Referee: I Fissenden.
Att: 1,370.

The second game of the day at the DGS Marine Stadium saw goals from Reeco Hackett-Fairchild, Cristian Ceballos, Mark Marshall and Billy Clarke to secure a four nil win.

Greenwich Borough:

Bridle-Card, Paul, Phillips, Hickey, Carlse, Pritchard, Sammoutis, Sweeney, Gregory, MacDonald, Hudson.

Subs:

Callum Donaghey, Parr, Clark, Wright, Darko, Miller, Reardon, Demelo, Shobinbare.

Charlton:

Maynard-Brewer (Beeney 46), Dijksteel (Zemura 70), Barnes (Trialist 70), Sarr (Blumberg 70), Konsa (Birch 70), Crofts (Sarpong-Wiredu 70), Forster-Caskey (Charles-Cook 37 (Carter 81)), Ceballos (Trialist 70), Marshall (Doughty 70), Clarke (Trialist 70), Hackett-Fairchild (Willis 70).

Goals: Hackett-Fairchild (11), Ceballos (15), Marshall (32), Clarke (53).

Referee: L Dyson.

Speaking to the Official Site to reflect on the day’s double action, Robinson explained that he was delighted with the work ethic and discipline on display from the sides.

‘Today was a positive day for the football club and in the community. Everyone speaks about the community aspect of this football club and the connection it has with the people of Charlton and I think once again you`ve seen the players get up close to everyone today and you`ve seen them perform really well. To come into these two games in one day, it`s not been done before, a few people questioned it but we`ve done it, we`ve made people happy and hopefully people will think ‘they look fit, they look hungry`. Other than that, that`s all we can really do in pre-season.’

Robinson went on to say.

‘Everyone has really put a shift in today. They are really buying in to a bit of discipline and a bit of work ethic and a philosophy. The rawness of Charlton is important, the self-belief that you should have in yourself to play for us is important. That`s all we ask of our players. We want all the flair players we`ve got but the most important thing is that they work hard and commit themselves and hopefully people can see that we certainly look fit. I think you`re starting to see there`s a shift off the pitch and a shift in the style in the way we play on the pitch. About three weeks today it kicks off for real.’

With Marshall and Clarke finding the net for the first time since their arrivals, Robinson knew it would be a good boost for both but he wasn’t going to overplay it.

‘If it`s not a problem if they don`t score in pre-season then it can`t be amazing when they do score, it is part and parcel of pre-season.’

Asked about Ahmed Kashi, he added.

‘We`ve just got to be careful with him, as his legs still aren`t there, he probably still doesn`t have the power that he needs to push off but you`ve seen Jake and Crofty also perform very well. We`ve got young Joe Aribo in there.’

The gaffer also had praise for the travelling fans and our hosts on the day.

‘I want to say a massive thankyou to Welling and Greenwich Borough and all the fans who turned up today. Also internally to all the medical staff, the sports science stuff, the people in the academy, Steve Avory, Jason Euell. We`ve been training this morning, to turn it all around and play again. It`s been a real hectic day but hopefully people appreciated it that we`ve tried to fulfil a window of opportunity to see a lot of fans and put a performance on.’

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