Saturday, 31 January 2009

Little hope left

Last year's away match at Burnley effectively saw the end of our promotion hopes, this year's sealed our relegation. Taking account of goal difference, Charlton are now 10 points off the pace and show little sign of making up ground.

The Addicks went ahead on 41 minutes through Bailey, making use of a cross from Soares, and held on to the lead until 76 minutes when Thompsom equalised for the Clarets. It was Thompson who scored the winning goal in injury time on 94 minutes producing a 2-1 scoreline as predicted on this blog.

The stats tell a grim story. Burnley had 25 goal attempts to our eight and 12 of theirs were on target as against five for the Addicks. They led the corner count by eight to three.

Dickson started, but was replaced by Kandol on 70 minutes, Basey replacing Sam on 85.
It seems that Ward had a decent start at centre back, while the Press Association rated Holland as the best player with a score on 8. Indeed, it is interesting that the lowest scores (6) went to the 'strike force' of Burton and Dickson.

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