After establishing a 2-0 lead by 17 minutes at Middlesbrough today, Charlton conceded two goals in the last fifteen minutes to see the match end 2-2. They remain 9th in the table with faint hopes of a play off place over.
The Addicks got off to the perfect start when Yann Kermorgant and Ricardo Fuller combined to set up Bradley Pritchard who fired the ball past Jason Steele to give his side the lead in the first minute. It got better for Charlton when Kermorgant was again influential as he advanced down the right and put in a great ball across the face of goal which was turned into his own net by Rhys Williams, son of the Welsh international Owen Goal. The Addicks almost got their third goal of the match when Pritchard found Kermorgant in space on the edge of the box, but he could only curl his effort just wide of the post.
We are higher up the league and have more points than I anticipated. We are in no condition for promotion, but we have established a very solid platform to build on next year.