Saturday 20 June 2020

Charlton secure the points

Charlton won all three points in a key Relegation League clash at the KCom Stadium this afternoon, beating Hull City 1-0.  The Addicks had their chances to get a second, but didn't take them - Bonne put a free header wide in the second half. 

Inevitably this led to a nervous close to the game given Charlton's ability to concede in time added on (five minutes), but Dillon Phillips stood firm, as he had throughout the match.

The multiple substitutions, the drinks break and absence of a crowd made it seem like a training game and the Tigers were hardly roaring, but Charlton were workmanlike and relatively error free.

The goal came after 18 minutes from Pearce who scrambled it in from a free header after a flick on from Hemed.   Six goals for Charlton, six wins.  According to Loui Mendez. his wife is due to give birth any day now.

Charlton have gone up to 19th with both Huddersfield and Boro losing at home.  Millwall lost at home to the Rams.

Albie Morgan sparkled in the first half.   McGeady put in a decent shift, although his decision-making could have been better.   Lockyer made some good defensive intervention, as did Matthews.   Jonny Williams came on after 81 minutes and took a yellow card for the team as did Pratley in time added on.  Cullen showed once again that he is a quality player.

Lee Bowyer said that the win was well deserved and Charlton now had week to prepare for the visit of the Super Hoops.  Report from the man in the mask,  Louis Mendez ,here:

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