Saturday, 22 September 2012

Charlton win away

Charlton won their first away victory of the season 2-1 against Ipswich, the first time they had won there since Super Kevin Lisbie gave them a 1-0 win in the Premier League in August 2001.

Fuller replaced the injured Kermorgant and Kerkar replaced Hollands in the starting lineup at Portman Road, reports Paul May. Ipswich were without strikers Chopra and Taylor. Both sides used a 4-4-2 formation.

Charlton won a corner within the first three minutes, it was initially headed away, but Charlton kept possession. The move ended in a goal kick. Hamer had to save from an on target attempt.

Solly headed away a volley. Murphy put in a header which was gathered by Hamer. Scotland shot wide. The game was very open. Wilson put in an excellent cross, but Kerkar was unable to connect.

Green put in a good cross and in subsequent play he shot into the side netting. Haynes got a round of applause from the Ipswich fans as he warmed up, recalling his goals against Norwich City.

A shot from Wright-Phillips, following good play by Fuller, was blocked at the expense of a corner which was unproductive.

Charlton won their third corner in a good spell of play. Stephens took the fourth corner, but he overhit the ball and it went out.

Martin went down, but referee Atkinson was clear that it was not a penalty. Emmanuel-Thomas brought down Green and received a yellow card.

A firecracker by Stephens was saved by Loach. Jackson cleared an Ipswich attack. A run by Luongo gave Ipswich their first corner on 29 minutes. Charlton won a free kick.

The game entered a quiet phase. Green over hit a cross which went out. Morrison defended well. Cort and Morrison combined well. One minute was added on during which Charlton won a free kick.

Although the game was end to end, it had not been a half packed with incident. The home crowd seemed rather bored.

Half time: Tractors 0, Addicks 0

Emmanuel-Thomas was replaced by Ellington. Kerkar put in a decent ball, but Fuller failed to make contact. Jackson got on the end of a ball by Kerkar after Wright-Phillips had not made contact to make it 1-0 to the Addicks two minutes into the half. The move was started by Fuller and Green.

Fuller advanced, got a yard of space in the box and made it 2-0 to the Addicks. The Addicks won a free kick 30 yards out. Green’s effort went straight into the wall. Ipswich counter attacked, but Morrison dealt with it well. Luongo shot and Hamer was at full stretch, but it went just wide.

Smith did well against Wright-Phillips. Scotland put in a drive, it might have taken a deflection that wrong footed Hamer and it was 1-2 twelve minutes into the half. An Ipswich counter attack led to a corner. The home crowd’s spirits were up. The ball from Drury was troublesome.

Wright-Phillips gave the ball away to Cresswell and Ipswich were able to get two shots in with Morrison eventually clearing.

Fuller was showing signs of tiring. Morrison defended well to prevent a corner, but Charlton were getting pinned back. Hamer had to come a long way out of his goal to deal with a threat.

Wilson went down with a head injury but was able to continue. Another effort by Scotland went wide in line with his shoot on sight policy. Morrison headed away as Ipswich advanced.

Ellington fired over the top for Ipswich with 15 minutes to go. A shot by Ellington was deflected, Hamer put it out for a corner. Jackson defended and then Wilson headed away well.

Murphy who faded in the second half was replaced by Carson. Green sent the ball into row Z. Kerkar was withdrawn, having had a good game, and replaced by Pritchard. Green switched to the left.

Chambers put in a late challenge on Fuller. Solly got a block in at the expense of a corner. Jackson flung itself at a shot to give Ipswich another corner. Ellington’s header was wide.

Loach made a good save from Stephens at the expense of a corner after good play by Wright-Phillips. The referee gave a contested dropped ball some 25 yards from the Charlton goal. The ball dropped to Ellington after Cort had put the ball high in the air but it sailed over.

Five minutes were added on. Chambers covered well as Wright-Phillips threatened and won a free kick. Wilson gave possession away, but Morrison cleared. Cort then had to clear with a flying header. Fuller was advancing on goal but the lino ruled him offside. Higginbotham came on in place of Smith.

The ball came off Wilson for an Ipswich corner. Loach came forward. Jackson headed it away. Pritchard won a throw. Dervitte and Haynes came on with Wright-Phillips and Fuller going off. Haynes received warm applause from the Tractor boys. Dervitte headed away a Loach goal kick and then hammered the ball away again.

Ipswich were given a free kick 25-30 yards out. Drury’s effort sailed over the top in the seventh minute of stoppage time and the home fans headed for their tractors with those left booing.

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