Addicks see-off Italians
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Charlton enjoyed a good warm-up for the new Premiership season with a 3-1 win over Serie A side Chievo.Charlton Athletic enjoyed a good warm-up for the new Premiership season with a 3-1 win over Serie A side Chievo.
The Italian side played with two different teams in each half, but still put up a strong showing taking into account their season does not start until September.
The Verona outfit took the lead at The Valley when Mattia Marchesetti broke into the box and chipped over Dean Kiely before Federico Cossato tapped in from close range.
South African striker Shaun Bartlett kept up his good pre-season form by heading in his fourth goal just minutes after Charlton went behind.
New signing Dennis Rommedahl was the architect, as the Denmark international crossed for Bartlett to nod home the equaliser.
Fellow newboy Bryan Hughes put The Addicks ahead from the penalty spot after Salvatore Lanna had handled the ball inside the box.
Jonatan Johansson sealed the victory with four minutes left to play and capped a good night's work for Alan Curbishley's side.