Despite having to play with ten men for an hour after Christian Dailly was sent off, Charlton were able to secure an away point with a 0-0 draw at Oldham. It's a long time since we had a goalless draw.
Oldham manager Paul Dickov commented, 'They defended really well after losing the man. I feel their defenders had a bit more desire to get to the ball in the box than our attackers.'
Dailly was sent off after 35 minutes. A poor aerial challenge from Reid left the Charlton captain battered and bruised according to the CAFC tweet, but the shouldn't have kicked out. Chris Powell then had to take off playmaker Racon and bring on Jon Fortune.
Deubtant goalkeeper John Sullivan had to make two great saves to keep the Addicks in the game, one after Evina had got past three defenders. His performance raises the debate about Elliot again. There are many who think that Parky got rid of the wrong keeper when he left Darren Randolph go. Elliot is a good shot stopper who makes some decent saves, but he doesn't always command his area as well as he should.
183 loyal Addicks made the journey north and hopefully they were heartened by what seemed to be a battling performance.