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Addicks Crush Gills

Charlton smashed local neighbours Gillingham 5-0 in today`s pre-season friendly.

After a successful pre season to date where The Addicks are unbeaten, Pardew's boys showed no letting up as they walked past The Gills.

Pards opted for a strong line up and the boys gelled well and looked like a team good enough to climb back up to the Premiership.

Darren Ambrose struck twice and new man Svetoslav Todorov claimed his first goal in Charlton colours as the Addicks put in a decent day at the office.

Ambrose doubled up in less than 15 first-half minutes and there was plenty to cheer about as the class between both sides was shown.

Andy Reid was involved in the first four goals with a Simon King own goal and a Jerome Thomas penalty completing the rout.

Gillingham's King first put through his own net and then was sent off for a professional foul before the spot-kick was put away by Thomas.

A good performance by the lads and although it was only the Gills, the boys can only beat what`s put in front of them.

Not long until the season starts and its looking very promising already. Roll on Scunthorpe!

Charlton: Weaver; Moutaouakil (Holland 58), Thatcher, Bougherra (Fortune 70), Diawara (McCarthy 70); Reid (Sinclair 74), Semedo (Powell 61), Ambrose (Faye 69), Thomas; Todorov, Iwelumo.

Sub not used: Elliot.

Goals: Ambrose 14, 28 Todorov 39, King og 47, Thomas pen 69

Gillingham: Royce; Southall, Armstrong (Hamilton 82), Sodje, King; Cogan (Bentley 46), O'Connor (Stone 46), Crofts (Patrick 46), Brown; Facey (Mulligan 46), Graham (Cox 69). Subs (not used): Pugh, Stillie, Clohessy, Bryant, Ndumbu-Nsungu.

Sent off: King 68

Referee: G Ward




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Date:Saturday July 28 2007

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Your Comments

Good work out today. Thought Ambrose was looking the nuts. Could be a big season for him.
davecook
Not a bad day out. i think Pards signings are looking good. shame Varneys out injured i thyink he's going to be our top goal scorer lets hope he fit for the off in 2 weeks.
Charlton Mark
I think it was a good result for you guys, the Pikies are no push overs on their own turf so to get five away from home promises optimism for the new season ahea!d....
horseworrier
Looks like a case of boys against men!
sandgroanun
 

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