Powell praise for Addicks

Sun, 01 Apr 08:48:13 2012

Charlton boss Chris Powell praised his side after the npower League One leaders returned to winning ways with a 2-0 home win over London rivals Leyton Orient.

The Addicks were beaten 1-0 at Huddersfield last time out, their third defeat in five games, however there were no such fears once Scott Wagstaff had fired the hosts into an early seventh-minute lead. Substitute Dany N'Guessan made the game safe in the 81st minute by heading home Lee Cook's sublime cross.

Powell said: "I'm very pleased with the result and the clean sheet.

"After last week's defeat at Huddersfield we had a week of reflection but also on what we needed to do in the seven games coming up.

"I felt it was a good game for us, a London derby, so you don't need much motivation for this, plus we lost to Leyton Orient on New Year's Eve."

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade felt his team had acquitted themselves well after their slow start was punished by Wagstaff's opener and was quick to point out the O's had chances of their own.

He said: "I was disappointed with the first 10 minutes.

"I don't think we started with that intensity needed in a local derby and probably that has come off the back of two tough games we've had and another midweek game at Oldham.

"You've got your goal there from us switching off a bit from a quickly taken free-kick which has caught us napping with one of our inexperienced players and hopefully he will learn from that situation.

"But other than that I thought we grinded our way back into the game."


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