Charlton beat Plymouth Argyle 2-0 at The Valley today to provide a winning start to Chris Powell's managerial career. It was a great result, but by all accounts not a great performance. With the teams just ahead of us winning, Charlton stay just outside the play off places.
Plymouth just edged the possession, but Charlton had more shots on target, nine to five. A volley by Kari Arnason for the visitors went just over the bar and it was 0-0 at half time.
Wagstaff opened the scoring for the Addicks on 55 minutes when he pounced on a poor back pass by so-called secret weapon Marcel Seip and put the ball past Button in the Plymouth goal. Eccleston made it 2-0 on 90 minutes when he cut inside the defence and scored with a left-footed effort.
Questions have been raised about the official attendance which was surprisingly low at 16,607. My wife and I would have been counted, but we were not there. We went down the M40 to High Wycombe to pick up a train, only to find that none were running. I should have checked, of course. Even if we had reached The Valley before kick off, parking would have been a problem.
Mick Collins has written an interesting essay around today for When Saturday Comes: Charlton