Monday 25 January 2010

Addicks lose undefeated home record

Charlton fielded an unchanged side against Leyton Orient this evening, but Racon was back on the bench reports Philippa Nicholson from a very cold Valley. Neither side made a decisive impact in the early exchanges, although Charlton had more of the play.

Richardson made a good run down the right, but Daniels intervened. Orient threatened and Basey had to head behind to give the visitors the first corner of the evening. McGleish's final contact went out of play for a goal kick. Subsequently, the 35-year old former Addick required treatment.

An effort from Shelvey went well over. Bailey claimed that he had grounds for a penalty, but the referee John Moss, who refereed the Gillingham game, was having none of it and was probably right. Orient advanced well, but Bailey blocked. The counter attack ended in an offside.

Orient won their second corner, but it was gathered by Elliot. With neither side creating anything in front of goal, some Charlton fans started to become frustrated.

Sam put in a good cross, having dealt with Daniels, and Mooney should have done better when he headed over. McGleish advanced well and put in a shot that went just wide as Elliot dived. Mooney was flagged offside yet again.

Llera tugged at Jarvis and received a yellow card and a talking to from Bailey. Orient won a free kick just to the right of the 'D'. The effort by Daniels went over the wall and over the bar.

Lloyd Sam's shot was going well wide, but led to a corner which was gathered by Jones in the Orient goal.

Orient won a third corner, but Elliot dealt with it well. One minute of time was added on. Burton went for goal and it was cleared off the line when Shelvey was in a great position for a tap in. Shelvey was upset and the two players had an exchange of views as they went off with substitute McKenzie acting as peacemaker. Phil Parkinson did not look like a happy bunny as he headed down the tunnel.

It was far from the most exciting 45 minutes I had seen with Daniels shutting down Sam.

Addicks 0, Orient 0

Sam used his pace to turn provider for Mooney and Jones had to made a fingertip save to deny him. Orient were able to clear from the corner.

Scott McGleish made use of a curving ball on to his head from Thornton to put Orient ahead after three minutes, after Bailey had gone to ground in the build up holding his head. It would appear that an elbow went into Bailey's face.

Shelvey won a corner. Basey's effort led to a free kick for Orient for handball.

Orient attacked again, Jarvis was given too much space and only the post denied a second goal for the visitors. Jarvis threatened again, Llera headed away but conceded a corner which was defended well. Charlton counter attacked, a cross from Richardson led to a downward header with no power from Mooney.

As the hour was reached, Wagstaff came on to replace Semedo. Good work by Sam won Charlton a corner. Burton's header was easily gathered by Jones. Wagstaff advanced well, but Mooney's header was poor. Shelvey was given a talking to by the referee.

Richardson fed Mooney well, but he put his effort well wide as his nightmare evening continued. Mooney and Burton came off for McKenzie and Dickson as Parky made two attacking substitutions.

McGleish came off and was replaced by French striker Tehoue who immediately put Dailly under pressure. Llera sliced the ball and conceded an avoidable corner. Wagstaff was hauled down by Chambers and received a yellow card.

Tehoue put in a shot that was not far wide. A good run by Sam led to a cross and a corner for Charlton. Richardson put in a good throw in, but Llera's effort was wide.

Basey went in on Adams and earned a yellow card. Llera went in hard at Tehoue. Llera then gave away another free kick. An Orient free kick went just wide.

Four minutes of time were added on. It was desperate stuff and boos were heard.

Charlton lost at home to Orient for the first time in thirty years and lost at home for the first time since March.


Anonymous said...

Another awful, abject home performance. We have been struggling recently and the O's fully deserved their win. Richardson looked to be the only player on his game and Basey was constantly skinned. As for Semedo..........
Another poor crowd. So lets bring on the mighty Tranmere (and hopefully some changes)
I know Burton has a strong fan club but what was he doing just before the break. Unbelieveable.

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