Saturday, 3 October 2009

Charlton stay 2nd

With Bristol Rovers being thumped at Norwich, Charlton's 0-0 draw at Leeds kept them in second place and in touch with the league leaders.

There was one change in the Charlton line up at Elland Road, writes Paul May with Sodje replacing Llera, as many Addicks had requested. Sodje featured in the game after six minutes when he got in a header from the edge of the area but it went wide.

Beckford had a go for Leeds on 8 minutes, but missed. Sodje cleared a cross from Johnson. On 24 minutes Richardson put in a cross, but Shelvey's effort missed to the left of the goal.

A shot from Johnson was blocked by Dailly. Danger man Beckford put in an effort, but Elliot made the save. Leeds kept up the pressure as Howson crossed the ball, but Bailey cleared. Johnson put in a shot, but Elliot was able to save at the expense of a corner. Sodje blocked a shot from Kisnorbo at the expense of a corner.

Leeds took off Becchio and brought on Showunmi on 35 minutes. Burton had a go, but he did not trouble Ankergren in the Leeds goal. A cross by Sam led to the first Charlton corner. This led to a second corner, but Youga's header missed the target.

Scott Wagstaff was brought on for Lloyd Sam as the game went into time added on. Spring set in a shot that went high over the crossbar.

Half time: Whites 0, Addicks 0

Bromby fouled Racon and was shown a yellow card. A cross by Showunmi was cleared by Sodje at the expense of a corner. From the corner Showunmi put in a header that went over the bar. Ankergren saved a Shelvey cross.

Elliot had to save from Showunmi at the expense of a corner. Richardson managed to clear from the corner. On 64 minutes Leeds decided to ring the changes by replacing Hughes by Robinson. Leeds won a corner, but Sodje cleared.

Shelvey had a go, but his effort was blocked. Kilkenny tried his luck from distance, but his shot went way over. On 75 minutes the Addicks pulled off Shelvey and brought on McLeod. Spring put in a volley from 35 yards, but Ankergren saved. Leeds made their last roll of the dice by replacing Kilkenny with Grella.

McLeod had a shot, but it was blocked by Naylor. The corner was taken by Bailey, but Leeds cleared. Racon put in a volley, but Naylor blocked it. Racon put in a good effort from just outside the area put it went wide of the upright. Efforts by Showunmi and Beckford were well off target.

On 88 minutes Basey replaced Racon. Sodje got booked for a challenge on Showunmi. There were no more significant incidents in a game played in a swirling wind in which Charlton had more of the possession, but both sides had relatively few shots on target. From a Charlton perspective this is a point gained rather than two lost.

1 comment:

lesberry'sdpb said...

Just a quick note on Chris Dickson, I've spoken to a few Rovers fans who say that in some games he has been brillaint, and others only managed a rating of 3/10. He reminds me of Asprilla,at times brillantly unpredictable. From what I can make of PP he is trying to build a team, who work hard and each knows the others play, I can see the problem he has with Chris fitting in.
Good result Saturday. Hopefully we can get back to scoring goals.