Lee Bowyer: Charlton should have bagged six or seven in emphatic win at Shrewsbury Town

Lee Bowyer felt his side could have scored half-a-dozen goals during their impressive win at Shrewsbury Town.

Strikes from Lyle Taylor and Darren Pratley, along with a Karlan Grant penalty, secured a comfortable win in Shropshire for the South Londoners.

“I think we deserved it,” said the Addicks boss.

“First-half we didn’t pass, it was driving me crazy. Second-half, we passed it more and created chance after chance. Karlan could have had four. Patrick (Bauer) had a header, should have scored. It should have been six or seven really. It could have been on another day.

“The front three were excellent. We have good players who can hurt teams and we looked solid at the back. As a team performance, it was very professional and very good.

Charlton Athletic’s Lyle Taylor (right) scores his sides first goal

“I’ve said to them we’ll get promotion but you have to do this every time. We can’t drop our standards. If we keep doing what we’ve just done today, there’s no reason why we cant win every game. I believe it. We’ve got a good side, a good squad. On our day we’re very difficult to play against. Not many teams have come here and done that here this season. They haven’t lost many at home.”

Pratley’s goal, ten minutes after the break, was a superb drive into the top-corner and Bowyer was pleased he was rewarded for the graft he puts in on the field of play.

“It’s not really his game is it, Pratley,” said Bowyer.

“Top-corner. I’m pleased for him. He’s got a couple now, recently. He works so hard. He gives us something different in middle of the park. He’s not going to go past three or four players but he competes and works so hard for the team. You need players like that. I’m pleased for him. To get a goal like that is very pleasing.”

Please support your local paper by making a donation



Please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing recently: “A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.

So if you have enjoyed reading this story, and if you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can buy our newspaper or make a donation, which will allow us to continue to bring stories like this one to you both in print and online.

Everyone at the South London Press thanks you for your continued support.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *