Charlton drew with Walsall 1-1 last night, while Colchester managed to turn a 0-1 scoreline at half time into a 2-1 victory over Carlisle. Parky showed some imagination in ringing the changes. The unimpressive Basey was replaced by Solly and Akpo Sodje started up front with Burton. Wagstaff started in place of Sam who replaced him on 80 minutes. Racon replaced the lacklustre Semedo.
Charlton had thirteen corners to one for Walsall, six shots on target to three and eight off target. They also had more of the possession. However, they lack a natural goal scorer from open play.
Deeney thrilled most of the crowd of 3,417 by putting the home side ahead on 32 minutes. Battering ram Akpo Sodje was brought down at the end of the half and Burton converted the penalty.
Deeney was sent off in the 78th minute, but despite the 'ten man Walsall' headlines this was too late to help Charlton all that much.
What this confirms is that the team, in whatever combination, is not good enough to win away against mid-table teams and the reason for that is the financial situation of the club.