Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Charlton secure home point

A more passionate and committed performance from the players saw Charlton secure a home point against promotion chasing Nottingham Forest at The Valley last night. The point secured Charlton's position in 20th place at the head of the five club relegation league and sets them up well for Saturday's visit of Blackpool who could only manage a 0-0 draw at home to Bolton. Millwall lost 4-0 at Birmingham.

It looked like business as usual when well-regarded former Addick Andy Reid put the visitors ahead on three minutes with a free kick that curled inside the far post. Charlton fought back when Rhoys Wiggins twice broke free down the left. On 15 minutes he played in Simon Church, but Darlow in the Forest goal made a good save turn the ball away for a corner. He then turned provider for Sordell had a goalbound shot blocked by Chris Cohen. Back at the other end, Lawrie Wilson, who had a good game, came to the home side's rescue when he hooked Jamie Mackie's shot off the line.

Five minutes into the second half a low cross from Wilson found Sordell who scored from close range. He then forced Karl Darlow into an excellent save. Premiership target Jordan Cousins almost won it for Charlton, but his volley hit the outside of the post. Morrison blazed over from six yards in stoppage time.

Simon Church has tweeted that he only picked up a knock and should be fit for Saturday.

1 comment:

Jack said...

A good night but three points wouldn't have been undeserved.
The crowd was in excellent voice, and was rising in volume as we scored.
It was good to see some players have a really good game especially some that have been the butt of quite a bit of bad press in some blogs. Stephens especially, was always looking for the ball, made some good interceptions and made some tidy passes.He looked more like the player he was in div 1. Confidence was clearly lacking in the first half, players taking one touch too much. In the second half some one touch passing football made the difference. Hoping it will continue and take some pressure of SCP