Charlton: Powell has eyes on the hundred mark

By Rob Virtue on May 1, 2012 10:49 AM |


They've won promotion and the League One title, but Charlton boss Chris Powell will not be happy until the Addicks get a total points tally of three figures.

His side nearly hit the figure on Saturday against Preston, before North End's Graham Alexander scored a last gasp equaliser in his 1,023rd and last ever game.

Now Charlton need a win against Hartlepool at The Valley to reach a century for the first time in the club's history.

"Really, I wanted to get to 100 points today because we were in such a good position and it would have been another great accolade for us," said Powell, speaking after the 2-2 draw at Preston. "But we were pegged back and Graham Alexander got his goal.

"I wanted us to get six points from our remaining two games, but we will take a point here today and then we will go into our last game next week at home to Hartlepool.

"That will be a great day for the football club and the presentation of the trophy and medals is something to look forward to."

The Addicks boss said it was the side's away form which had seen his team victorious in a highly competitive division.

The south Londoners have won a club record 15 games out of 23 on their travels, leaving them with a plus-20 goal difference.

Powell said: "We've been very good away from home this season, and only lost a few on the road, so I'm really proud of what we have done.

"We have really attacked teams on their own patch and deservedly broken our away win record for the football club.

"But I'd like us to round off our season with a home win next week. Three points and breaking the 100-point barrier would be great for us in front of our supporters."