Friday, 3 July 2020

Spanner in the works

Charlton lost 0-1 to Millwall on a rainy, windy and cool evening at The Valley.  Cooper scored in the 81st minute.  Phillips saved well, but Cooper got the ball back and put it in the top corner.

It had been more or less honours even up to then and a 0-0 looked possible.  Charlton started brightly, but there was then twenty minutes or so when Millwall were on top.  The midfield gave the visitors too much space during this period.

The Addicks got back into the game as half time approached with a shot from Hemed going inches wide.

The substitutions may not have helped that much, harsh to take Albie Morgan off at half time for Sam Field, although McGeady was disappointing.

Charlton were not good enough in the final third.  Crosses were often disappointing and the final ball was poor.  Blalkowski in the Millwall goal was rarely tested.

Lee Bowyer commented, 'Macauley [Bonne] was one on one with their goalie - you can't be missing those chances.'

Sad supremo Lee Bowyer told BBC London Sport: 'I thought it was harsh that we didn't get anything from the game. It was quite an even game but I thought we edged it in the second-half.'

Report from the BBC here, noting that we haven't beaten Millwall since 1996:

It could all come down to the final game away at Leeds.

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