Saturday, 20 December 2014

Very few positives

The 318 Addickted who made the trek to Ewood Park today will have seen very few positives to comfort them on the long journey south. The 2-0 defeat by Blackburn Rovers sends the Addicks down to 12th. It was all effectively over within twenty minutes after two strikes by Jordan Rhodes. It was a poor first half by Charlton with something of a recovery in the second.

The home side got off the mark in the sixth minute when Jordan Cousins was robbed by Shane Duffy and the ball fell to Marshall, who teed up Rhodes for a cool finish. They could easily have fallen further behind in the ninth minute after the jittery Pope inexplicably dropped a cross at the feet of Rudy Gestede, whose effort would have hit the back of the net had it not hit the head of Morgan Fox and flew over. Rudy Gestede's header created another opening for Rhodes, who got to the ball ahead of outstretched goalkeeper Nick Pope and poked in for the second.

Unmarked Igor Vetokele could have pulled one back for the Addicks before the interval, but the ball glanced off his head and went wide of the post. When Callum Harriott was presented with the ball by Grant Hanley, he dragged it wide.

After the break, Charlton tested Jason Steele for the first time, through Johann Berg Gudmundsson, before Vetokele went closer still with a downward header from a corner. André Bikey had Charlton's best chance in the second half, but he sent his header over the bar. Bob Peeters brought on Joe Pigott for Callum Harriott at the break and Charlton increased the pressure on the home team, but they rarely threatened to discomfort the Blackburn defence.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Simply we were crap today. I listened to the first half commentary and for the first time ever I didn't bother with the second half. I think if I had been at the ground I would have left. Two-nil seemed a lucky result, we were not even at the races. CAFC 8 attempts and 2 on target. BRFC 19 attempts 7 on target. What the hell has happened to our team? Sorry to be doom and gloom but the next four look like three or four defeats and a possibility of a draw. Come the new year we will be looking down not up, unless they get their fingers out. Whatever that means. Unusually Bad.

Anonymous said...

Gutted! BP needs to put this right only half time re; the season though.

Anonymous said...

T. Watt could be a great signing if fit and committed he looks the biz.

Anonymous said...

I'ts on his Facebook, not posted by him, that he's coming.

Brian G said...

I'm going to put a positive spin on this. We're badly out of form but still hanging on to a spot in the top half of the table - at the moment, at least. We will turn the corner and will end up in the top six.

jonathan acworth said...

i think pope is struggling a bit thats the second game hes let an error in i think we should now give him a rest and play mitov who in my opinion is a much better keeper than henderson and pope put together