Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Charlton fail to dominate

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.


sm said...

The Guardian today has an article on "How corner taking has become football's lost art". Should be required reading at Sparrows Lane.

Ketts said...

Interestingly sm, the goal came about through quick thinking at a corner. Bailey played it quickly to the unmarked Racon(not Akpo Wyn) who was on the edge of the box & brought down by Jamie Vincent.

Wyn Grant said...

One wire service said Akpo, another said Racon, so it's good to get that right. Whilst it's nice to score from 1 out of 13, many of our corners are poor.

Ketts said...

Oops, sorry Wyn. Have just watched the goals on Sky & you were right, it was Akpo who was brought down. My ageing eyes deceived me, I was convinced it was Racon. Apologies for the confusion, my fault.

Otherwarwickaddick said...

The penalty was at the other end of the ground to our end. However most of our corners and fks around the box were delivered high and easily collected by the Saddlers giant goalkeeper. Low and hard would have been better.

sm said...

What worries me is that, excluding the many mishits, 9 times out of 10 I can usually predict what we will do at corners and other free kicks - I suspect that professional footballers can do even better.