Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Charlton beat league leaders

Charlton beat Norwich 1-0 at Carrow Road tonight through a captain's goal by Johnnie Jackson on 86 minutes. It was a deflected shot from 25 yards out.

The Addicks were under the cosh for much of the match, with possession 61-39 in Norwich's favour, but rallied in the last ten minutes. They then had to hang on through over five minutes of time added on.

Norwich put the ball in the net for the first half, but the goal was disallowed for a foul on Henderson. In the second half Norwich had a penalty shout but it was judged to be ball to Bikey's arm.

Henderson made some great saves. He was first called into action on three minutes when he had to make a smart near post save to deny Lewis Grabban. Vetokele tested Ruddy in the first half with a low drive.

On 68 minutes Redmond forced Henderson into a parry, Hoolahan picked up the rebound and Wiggins had to clear off the line.

Ben Haim was stalwart in defence. Gomez had a great game, but had to go off after picking up an injury, hopefully nothing too serious. Ahearne-Grant came on as a substitute to make his debut and looked lively.

Charlton are now 7th in the table, but have the same number of points as Wolves and Ipswich and are only one point behind Derby in fourth place and are only two points off the top spot. It was the first away win of the season for the Addicks who remain unbeaten.

A complaint has been lodged with Norfolk Police that a smash and grab raid took place on Carrow Road last night involving eleven men dressed in red shirts and directed by a Belgian master mind. It is also alleged that they were aided and abetted by a man in black, but this has been denied on the grounds that he was too busy issuing cautions to the raiders.'

Derek from Dymchurch says, 'I came up from campaigning in Clacton expecting to see that Belgian geezer get his come uppance. But you've got to hand it to him, he has a way of pulling victory from the jaws of defeat. It's a long time since we had such a lucky manager.'

However, Voice of the Valley editor Rick Everitt commented on Twitter, 'This is what is called earning your luck.'

13 comments:

TANSEL CELIK said...

yesssssssssssssss get in there

Anonymous said...

What a tremendous performance! What will JA have to say about JJ now?

Anonymous said...

Dream ON!!!!

Anonymous said...

Get in there

Anonymous said...

Very lucky.

Anonymous said...

You can only make this kind of luck if you don't concede and that bit wasn't at all lucky!!!!!
I'm PURRRING!!!!!!!!!

WattO said...

You can't buy luck and Bob has it in spades in addition to his tactical nous, passion and good old fashioned balls!

Anonymous said...

Compared to Sept, Oct, ought to be a cake walk????
I can see a few wins coming our way!!!!!!
OPTO HADDOCK LOL

Jonathan Acworth said...

I predicted a 1-0 win I felt Norwich were their for the taking and I said goal in last 10 minutes proved to spot on bikey is I think going be player of the year but any news on gomez injury?

Brian G said...

At the start of the season, myself and a group of friends agreed that we'd all go to the Bournemouth match on 18th October and one guy said that we'd go there and leave there unbeaten. Only Birmingham to go then! An unbelievable start which could have been even better or easily so much worse! This is surely one of our most exciting spells for quite some time. If only we could do ourselves justice against the teams from the bottom half of the table, we'd be running away from the others. Welldone to the squad, to Peeters and to RD.

Anonymous said...

If Wiggins was forced into a parry, the man in black was indeed treating us kindly!

Brian G said...

And then we go sixth without playing, thanks to Lord Powell's mob. What a couple of days!

jonathan acworth said...

so shall i try and get an interview sorted with dowie and pardew in the same room whos up for it?