Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Disappointing evening for Charlton

Charlton fielded the same team at St.Mary's as won against Leyton Orient reports Erith Addick Paul May. A free kick from Lambert had to be punched clear by Elliot.

Southampton won the first corner of the game. Dean Parrett put in a good tackle as the Saints advanced, but Southampton kept possession. Eventually they were caught offside.

Racon got in well and played the ball across goal and someone should have connected, but Wagstaff couldn't quite make it at the far post. But then after 11 minutes Southampton went 1-0 ahead from a one on one with Bessone way out of position and all the back four at sixes and sevens.

Southampton won a second corner after Wagstaff was eased off the ball and the Saints made a run on the left. It led to a third corner which Elliot gathered.

Saints won another corner off Dailly. They tried to keep up the pressure and Charlton did not look secure defensively.

Racon was fouled and the Addicks were given a free kick in a good position, but Parret's effort was disappointing. Bessone put in a good ball to Benson but it went straight to the keeper.

The first Charlton corner was won by Wright-Phillips. There were claims of a foul on the keeper when it should have been another corner.

Hammond put in a shot but it went over the bar. The Charlton defence was allowing the Saints too much space. Semedo had an exchange of views with Barnard. Dailly put in a poor pass. Llera fouled Barnard unnecessarily. Bessone conceded a corner from the free kick. The header from the corner went into Elliot's hands.

Barnard put in a shot but Elliot dived well to his right to save. The Addicks put in a shot from distance, Wagstaff having gone past a number of players. Saints counter attacked but Elliot saved well from Lambert.

Elliot was almost caught out by a floating ball. Charlton won a corner. Parrett's effort was headed away for a Charlton throw in.

Saints 1, Addicks 0

Wagstaff was caught offside but it was a marginal decision. The keeper cleared after a good run by Wagstaff. Llera made a good defensive clearance. A Saint dived in the box and should have been booked.

Dean Hammond put in a good shot, Elliot saved but Barnard scored at close range to make it 2-0 on 58 minutes. Semedo appeared to be in trouble, but he got up. Stewart came on in place of Parrett.

Charlton won a corner. Racon's delivery was not a good one and the ball was headed clear.

Benson was replaced by Nouble. Wright-Phillips came off and Eccleston took his place. Elliot saved well from Barnard at the expense of a corner.

It wasn't a very inspiring performance for the 400 or so Addicks who turned up.

1 comment:

Ken Jennings said...

The reporting style would suggest it did not really matter......nor does this comment, of course :-)