Charlton Athletic U23s central midfielder Richard Chin spoke to Valley Gold for Academy Notes after the 3-0 defeat at home to Bristol City.
The energetic and box-to-box midfielder who signed for the Academy at U9 level said:
“We got off to a slow start and struggled to find any rhythm in our play. We went 1-0 down 20 minutes in, to a good finish from a low cross. We were dealt a further blow on 28 minutes when Ben Dempsey was sent off for committing a foul as the last man. From then on, we tried to hit Bristol City on the counter-attack but failed to test their goalkeeper and were forced to drop deeper to see the half out.
“In the second half, we started well but we were left deflated after 66 minutes conceding an unfortunate own goal from a corner. This feeling was compounded when we were punished in the 82nd minute losing the ball trying to play out. Despite the scoreline, Nathan Harvey made several key saves to keep the scoreline at 0-3, whilst Charles Clayden noticeably kept going until the end.
“Ultimately as a team, we needed much more character and work rate, and lacked any real purpose or ideas to come back.”
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