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Adams delighted with ‘thoroughly deserved win’ against Addicks

15 April 2022

Derek Adams says Morecambe’s win against Charlton Athletic was thoroughly deserved.

The Shrimps took a two goal lead into the break thanks to strikes from Cole Stockton and Arthur Gnahoua respectively, before Jayden Stockley pulled one back for the hosts eight minutes into the second half.

Gnahoua’s second of the game, a thunderous strike from the angle, extended Morecambe’s lead and meant Chuks Aneke’s 81st minute header proved to be nothing more than a consolation.

Adams says his side were rewarded with all three points after creating a number of big chances.

“In the end, a thoroughly deserved win for us because we created by far the best opportunities in the game,” he said.

“It’s [Charlton] a fabulous football club, for them to be in League One is something they don’t want to be in, but we have to come here because we’re trying to fight to stay in League One.

“I think, performance wise, we were accomplished, I thought the team spirit, the understanding of the game plan, the understanding of the roles was excellent, and they have to do it the players, and I thought to a man today they were top class for this division.

“He [Gnahoua] has taken two goals really well today.

“Cole Stockton could’ve scored even more today, but he was outstanding for us at holding the ball up and linking the play up.

“I thought as a team, we played really well, but Arthur has scored two important goals for us today, as Cole Stockton has.

350 Shrimps fans descended on the capital for the Good Friday fixture, and Adams is delighted he could send them back up north with three important points to celebrate.

He added: “I haven’t been able to have supporters really in my time at this football club, and to come to the Valley today and support the team as well as they did, I think they were outstanding.

“They just kept on singing and singing and singing, I think that is something a result, coming here today, was one they’ll remember for years to come.

“To travel as far as they have done today, on Easter Friday, it’s testament to them, but they’re supporting their football club.

“That means so much to themselves, but it means so much to the players and staff as well, and we’re delighted to send them home happy tonight.”


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