Monday 21 April 2014

Sordell hat trick secures vital win for Charlton

A hat trick from the much criticised Marvin Sordell gave Charlton a 3-2 victory at Sheffield Wednesday today and put them in 18th place at the top of the Championship Relegation League given generally favourable results elsewhere. Sordell had previously only scored four goals this season.

Wednesday's Atdhe Nuhiu put the Owls ahead after two minutes and Chris Maguire added a second from Nuhiu's pass five minutes later. But Sordell finished from Callum Harriott's cross in the 10th minute and equalised two minutes before the break.

The Addicks got off to a poor start in the third minute when Nuhiu volleyed in from a tight angle from Miguel Llera's cross. The hosts doubled their advantage when Nuhiu broke down the right and crossed for Maguire to curl in from the edge of the area. But Sordell pulled one back soon after when he made the most of defensive hesitancy from the Owls to guide a shot into the bottom corner.

Sordell pulled the Addicks level just before half-time when he latched on to Harriott's pass and beat Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland.

After the break, Sordell continued to cause Wednesday’s defence problems, shooting wide from distance before forcing Kirkland into a smart save at his near post after shrugging off Oguchi Onyewu’s tackle. Wednesday failed to heed those warnings as Sordell completed his hat-trick and a remarkable turnaround in the 63rd minute. He intercepted Nuhiu’s sloppy back pass, broke between two Owls defenders and dribbled forward at pace before coolly stroking in a right foot effort.

Interesting to note that five of the players who started for Charlton had come through the Academy.


boitom said...

yesssssssssssss get in there.lets support the boys all the way

AC said...

Sordell...player of the year?!!

Anonymous said...

Even though Sordell scored a hat-trick he is still one of the worst players at CAFC.

Geoff said...

"And it's an Oscar for Marvin, King of Harvey Gardens."

Sciurus Carolinensis Nemesis said...

"... the much criticised Marvin Sordell..."
That Wyn is understatement and generosity to an unprecedented degree - well done.
MS has hammered home just how cynically he has been robbing us this season - one committed performance, pursued and took the chances that came his way, undoubtedly strong running and composed finishing. He has always had these in his armoury and deigns to bring them out just once, at a time when it may already be too late. I for one can't wait to see the back of him and he remains firmly among the very worst wearers of the Charlton shirt in my 21 years of regular attendance.

Brian G said...

It's been a long time coming from Sordell but it came good for him at a very important time. Let's just be thankful for that. Perhaps it might happen to Church or Obika next!