Tuesday, 11 August 2009

All change for Addicks

It was all change for the Addicks tonight at Edgar Street with Gray and McLeod up front, although Elliot remained in goal. Small made his first Charlton start while Wagstaff and Spring also featured in midfield. Solly was at right back and Youga on the left with Basey also featuring. Stadinou got a start.

Charlton had slightly more of the possession in the first half, but both sides had the same number of corners and a roughly equivalent number of shots on and off target. Spring and Basey were taking corners. McLeod was booked on 31 minutes.

A long range effort by Small went wide and Andy Gray had an effort on 43 minutes which went wide. It was 0-0 at half time.

Hereford were edging the game in the second half, then Charlton were giving a rare penalty but Gray's effort was saved by the Hereford keeper diving to the left. Meanwhile, news came through from Sainsbury's that secret weapon Darren Ambrose had scored twice for Palace.

Substitute Stuart Fleetwood, who had been brought on to replace Izale McLeod, had the chance to settle the match when he was one on one with the keeper, but he put his effort wide. Standinou picked up a booking in the second half. The match went into extra time, the Spanners having beaten Bournemouth 4-0.

In extra time, Godsmark scored from close range in the 97th minute to give Hereford victory and end Charlton's dreams of league cup glory. For the fourth year in a row, they have been defeated by lower league opposition.

10 comments:

WattO said...

This is just the same start as last season: a nervy home win against a newly promoted side, and a dreadful result against a tiddly little lower division team in the cup, I seriously doubt whether Parkinson will be in a job come Christmas. I can see two away loses to Hartlepool and Orient at this rate. Christ, why do we bother???!!!

Wyn Grant said...

A second string sidr, not really a game worth bothering about.

lesberrysdodgybackpass said...

Wyn, totally agree with your views on this match, a good outing for some of the youngsters. But would of expected Gray to score at this level. He didn't seem quite match fit on Saturday, although did show some potential.

Anonymous said...

I'm probably barking up completely the wrong tree , but having seen that David Sullivan and Ralph Gold are about to sell Brum to Mr Yeung, maybe that is the sequence of events we are waiting for because Curbs is a mate of Sullivan's , maybe they are going to re-invest in CAFC , but need the Brum deal to go through first ?

Finkle said...

The comments from the Hereford boss are really annoying. He's implying that his team just achieved a giant killing where as infact they beat a youth/second string team from one division above. Glad we're out, with out thin squad it's a distraction we can do without.

Wyn Grant said...

They had a very irritating commentator on Sky Sports News last night who was clearly full of Bull****. The real giant killing last night was Port Vale and Radio 5 did not even mention our result in their round up. Gray is clearly a worry, while Izale McLeod confirmed he is a headless chicken and Fleetwood is not up to it at this level. As for the takeover, the angle mentioned here is an interesting one, although my view is that the obstacles can't be overcome soon, they may never be. I understand the position of the two directors concerned, but sooner or later this has to be resolved one way or the other for the good of the club.

Daggs said...

After feeling mainly depair throughout the close season, i popped up at The Valley on Saturday filled with a new rush of enthusiasm.
By this morning i find myself agreeing with WattO.
Of course the team V Hereford was a 'second string' But with our threadbare squad, we may be seeing a lot of them.

lesberrysdbp said...

Last rumour I heard is that the agreement is now poughing slowly through minutiae such as how many match day car parking spaces the new owners will be allocated.

Wyn Grant said...

You couldn't make it up. If what you have heard is correct at least the obstacle of the debts of the club to two directors has been overcome.

Anonymous said...

Understand Curbs is involved and takeover will not be completed till he settles with West Ham