Two former Charlton players faced contrasting fortunes in the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at Wembley yesterday. Jordan Cook tweeted that he was 'devastated' after Walsall lost 2-0 in front of 30,000 of their supporters.
However, he came close to scoring as anyone for his side. Walsall almost reduced the two-goal deficit when Cook looped a cross in from the left, which forced the keepeer to tip the ball onto the post.
At least, however, he was able to take pride in playing in front of his family at Wembley. Scott Wagstaff, a popular player at The Valley, was on the winning side, but was an unused substitute for Bristol City.
Bristol City have won the trophy three times, whilst this was Walsall's first outing to Wembley in their long history.
One of my companions on the journey down from the Midlands was an Addick who lived in Walsall. He now lives in Oman, which is warmer and sunnier than Walsall. However, he misses the Addicks and listens in to afternoon games at 7 p.m. local time.