Lee Bowyer delighted as Charlton become beneficiaries of injury-time winner against Shrewsbury

Charlton caretaker boss Lee Bowyer was delighted that his side became the beneficiaries of an injury-time winner against Shrewsbury.

Karlan Grant’s added-time header earned a slender victory for the South Londoners, after Lenell John-Lewis’ equaliser seven minutes from time had cancelled out Lyle Taylor’s opener midway through the second-period.

The Addicks had conceded an injury-time winner at Sunderland last week, and Bowyer was happy to see the tables turned.

“The lads deserved it,” explained Bowyer.

“Especially after what happened last weekend because they didn’t deserve that. Everyone’s going home happy, it’s good to hear the fans getting behind the lads at the end of the game and geeing us along. Everyone is going home happy.

“First half wasn’t good enough. We didn’t move the ball and when we did there wasn’t enough options. They seemed a bit nervy first half and it wasn’t really good enough. Second-half we changed things around, brought young Albie (Morgan) on as he’s someone who wants to get on the ball. He’s got a good range of passing and he’s neat and tidy. I changed it around and it worked.

“I think they deserved it. I think the way we turned things around in the second- half. I think we dominated the first twenty minutes of the second half, got the goal that we deserved and they nicked one- I haven’t seen the goal but I don’t think it will be a good one to watch. To keep going the way we did just shows that they’ll keep fighting until the end,

“Like I said a couple of weeks ago, we want to start scoring late goals and putting teams under pressure. Instead of it being the other way around like it was last season”


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