When I eventually got hold of the result at my brother-in-law's wedding yesterday, I though that's ok: three points and a clean sheet. Admittedly, Charlton are only in 9th place, but they are just two points off leaders Peterborough.
Then I thought, I am sure people will find plenty to complain about. They did, and on this occasion they may have had some justification. It was clearly a very tight game with 50-50 possession and Charlton had only four shots on target to nine by the Magpies.
It's clear that the Addicks weren't very good in the first half. Whether the appearance of Racon after the break made the difference is a matter for debate. I am not his greatest admirer, but perhaps he did make the difference. Certainly the gap between the midfield and the forwards appears to have been a problem.
Elliot would seem to deserve the Silver Bone, making a number of great saves and denying Lee Hughes from the penalty spot. Doherty appears to have led the line well at the back. It was substitute Joe Anyinsah who scored the winning goal on 85 minutes in his first appearance at The Valley.
I'm happy to take the three points.