Gilmanton, N.H.: The Gilmanton year round library is the subject of some controversy in these parts, but I am mighty glad of its facilities to keep up with events at The Valley. What looked like three points for Charlton against Dagenham and Redbridge, ended up in a 2-2 home draw and plenty of complaining from the Addickted.
What struck me first was that once again our goals did not come from our strikers, but from two defenders. Martin hit the bar early on, but then Llera converted from a Jackson penalty. Racon gave away a penalty just before the break and the Daggers levelled.
It looked as if Charlton had won the match as it entered time added on when Jackson made good use of a Racon cross, but once again the Addicks failed to hold on to a lead.
It seems from the stats that we edged the match: possession 53-47; seven shots on target to five; and nine corners to three. Ten shots off target suggests a need for a bit more accuracy.
So Charlton remain in mid-table, but far from out of touch with the leaders. All is far from lost, but it is deeply disappointing.