Saturday, 5 September 2009

Comfortable win for Charlton

Deon Burton put Charlton 1-0 ahead in the 10th minute in the televised clash at The Valley reports West Malling Addick Philippa Nicholson. From just inside the box, Burton put a strike into the corner of the net after an assist from Lloyd Sam.

Despite injury fears, Frazer Richardson was in the side. Myles Weston signalled his intent to get stuck in with an early foul on Jose Semedo. The side was unchanged other than for the inclusion of Sam Sodje on the bench.

It was from straightforward, however, with Brentford getting their share of the possession and pressing the Addicks from corners.

A patient build up by Charlton found Lloyd Sam on the edge of the D and excellent movement by him put him one on one with the keeper and the in form goal scorer found the back of the net to make it 2-0 around the half hour mark. Racon needed treatment off the pitch for a hamstring injury.

Charm merchant and Bees old stager Kevin O'Connor went in studs up on Burton and received the first yellow card of the game. From the free kick Dailly headed down but Llera was unable to connect.

Taylor fouled Bailey as the sun came out again and received a yellow card, warning the Bees that they could not get too physical.

Myles Weston got on to a long pass, but did not turn quickly enough to take advantage and Charlton cleared easily.

Burton went for a ball from Richardson, Price came out in the Brentford goal and was caught in the stomach, but he recovered so there was no need to call on Bull.

Three minutes were added on. Charlton kept up the pressure with some good possession.

Half time: Addicks 2, Bees 0

Burton leapt to try to connect with a ball from Richardson, but failed to do so. Bailey tried to turn provider for Burton, but he was not able to make use of the ball which had a lot of pace on it and he blasted wide. Nevertheless, Charlton continued to threaten.

Charlton won a corner but it was collected by the Bees keeper on loan from the Rams. Brentford then won their fifth corner of the afternoon which led to a second, causing a buzz among the Bees behind the goal. The effort by Saunders was poor and led to an Addicks goal kick.

Sam fed Racon who tried to pick up the run of Burton. A great move, but it did not come off. A ball from Shelvey went astray and a challenge by Youga led to a free kick, Taylor provided a great ball but Weston scooped the ball over from 12 yards out and into the Brentford fans.

Bailey passed well to Racon who turned provider for Shelvey but he was off target. Richardson passed well to Sam, but Brentford defended at the expense of a corner. Sam created havoc among the Bees defence, but Brentford were able to clear. Llera and Youga were there to defend, but at the expense of a corner. Bailey cleared.

Brentford made their first substitution. Two Bees came off and Charlie McDonald came on to pose a threat to his old club. Weston switched over to the left wing, releasing Saunders to play on the right.

Lloyd Sam who had had a quiet half made way for Wagstaff. Brentford won a corner which was taken quickly, Cort put in a header from six yards out and Elliot made his first real save of the game, diving well to the right. The Brentford corner was wasted.

Brentford won yet another corner and Elliot conceded another with ten minutes to play, but the effort from Saunders was poor. Bailey fouled Saunders and Brentford won a free kick. Shelvey was taken off and McLeod came on. Hunt's effort went over the wall from 25 yards out and came off the woodwork.

McLeod put in an effort, Price saved, Bailey tried to turn it in but was unable to do so with the ball headed off the line.

A Charlton corner was headed clear. Burton and McLeod tried to combine and Charlton won a corner. Bailey's corner went past everyone and out of play. Llera went down, possibly with cramp, after stopping Saunders.

Brentford won a corner in the last minute of normal time, but the ball went over the crossbar. Three minutes were added on. Burton fed McLeod, the ball went in, but the flag went up. It was quite tight. Brentford won a free kick in a promising position, but it went into the wall.

This win shows that Charlton are not where they are just through playing the weaker sides in the division.


Anonymous said...

A crowd of less than 17,000 was a bit disappointing given our recent results and the agreeable weather

Wyn Grant said...

Attendace may have been affected by the kick off time and the fact that the match was on Sky.