Saturday 14 July 2012

'Solly going nowhere'

Chris Powell has made it clear that Chris Solly is staying at The Valley. He has denied speculation that Solly will leave the club this summer, despite the signature of Lawrie Wilson.

Powell has said that it is important to have strength in depth in a squad, and as such he sees Solly's future at the Valley and not elsewhere. 'Every manager wants two players for every position and that is how I see it,' Sir Chris told Pravda.. 'We all ran out of superlatives for Chris Solly last year - and he's going nowhere as far as I'm concerned.'

The Addicks retained the Crown Berger Cup with a comfortable 4-0 win over Welling United at Park View Road. The goals came from an own goal, a header from Smith, Haynes and a Jackson penalty. Two different teams played in each half. Players who did not take part included Hollands (recovering from foot injury), Sullivan and Hamer.

The Addicks had only real chance in the first half when on 24 minutes Bradley Wright-Phillips saw his shot parried with the follow up by Callum Hariot going wide.

The first goal came on 48 minutes following good work from Michael Smith when his through ball found Dale Stephens on the far side of the Wings' area. Stephens fired a long ball into the box which allowed Obersteller to score a comical own goal.

A Stephens corner picked up Smith who scored with a downward header on 54 minutes. Johnnie Jackson scored from the spot on 78 minutes after Haynes was fouled. Haynes scored from a Stephens corner on 87 minutes. The match ended with an impromptu pitch invasion by the Addickted.

Those who were there thought that Michael Smith looked the part and led the line well with good hold up play. Jordan Cook also pleased some fans, even through he was playing wide.

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