Saturday, 5 February 2011

Three wins, three clean sheets

Three wins, three clean sheets. That's the record of Chris Powell as Charlton manager after the Addicks beat Yeovil 1-0 at Huish Park. Bradley Wright-Phillips did what he was paid for by scoring the winner on 64 minutes.

The first half was a rather dull affair with the Addicks battling against the strong wind. The only Addicks action of any consequence came with a Johnnie Jackson free kick that was tipped over.

In the second half Charlton's play improved. Francis fed Anyinsah who kept his balance well, Bradley Wright-Phillips had to stay onside but then he put the ball wide.

A Charlton counter attack led to a corner which was very well taken by Jackson. Wright-Phillips put in a good header to score.

Matt Fry nearly scored an own goal with an attempted clearance, but then on form Elliot somehow managed to stop the ball going in the net. Dailly appeared to handle the ball in the area, but the referee saw nothing. Local fans called for a second yellow for Doherty after an innocuous challenge.

Six minutes were added on, but Elliot was in calm command of his area, dealing with a free kick well and then punching the ball out through a ruck of players.

Charlton go 5th, there are four teams from 4th to 7th on 44 points, although Southampton could pull away from the pack if they win in the late kick off at Peterborough.


Ketts said...

Doherty's challenge was far from innocuous Wyn. He was extremely lucky to escape with just a long talking to from the ref, who also made his point to Christian Dailly.

Long may the good fortune hold!

WattO said...

You can't beat a lucky manager! Come on Chrissie!

Anonymous said...

Yeovil manager Terry Skiverton has been to see the referee re Doherty tackle and insisted it was a red card challenge. He has filed a report to this effect. So this may well be reviewed by authorities this week.

A good time to play Peterborough next week, and with the £5 per seat offer, expect a bumper crowd.

Wyn Grant said...

According to The League Paper, 'Skivo' is going to write an open letter to the officials' association. I can't see much coming of that.

sm said...

I trust Skiverton will also mention his player's blatant foul on Francis just before Doherty's (foul) challenge. Given his programme notes said his team were on a "buffalo hunt" and he implied Charlton were the "biggest buffalo" his open letter may at least be an amusing waste of time.

It wasn't just luck yesterday - the same team would have just folded a couple of months ago in similar circumstances

Kap said...

Re £5 offer it is not next week but for the Exeter game.