Wednesday, 13 July 2011

City and the new Spanish triallist

Chris Powell's new look Charlton sides were put through their paces again last night in the heat of Lepe in Spain and ran out 2-1 winners over Championship Bristol City. Both sides fielded different elevens in each half. 

Our first half side got to the break at 0-0 thanks to some good goalkeeping from Sullivan and the woodwork. Sam Williams should also have beaten David James with a header but missed the target.

In the second-half, we took the lead through Bradley Wright-Phillips who netted from close range and he came close shortly afterwards but it was City who levelled towards the end after a mix-up between Morrison and Sullivan. Not to be deterred, Johnnie Jackson got on the end of Bover-Izquierdo cross to head the winner in the last few minutes. 

The question of right-back cover appears to be receiving attention. Second-half triallist, Victor Diaz Miguel put in a good shift and will presumably get another chance on Friday. "Diaz" is a 23 year-old with a 100 league appearances for Sevilla and Oviedo.

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