Wednesday 15 July 2020

Late grief for Charlton

Charlton were denied all three points at St. Andrews this evening by a Blues goal in time added on.  Phillips had saved a penalty in the first half and Bonne put the Addicks ahead in the second.

The Addicks made a nervy start in the first half and were under a lot of pressure from the home side, but managed to withstand it.  On 33 minutes Phillips got a yellow card after a trip.   He saved Hogan's shot and the rebound went over.

Doughty made a great run down the left but was unable to pass the ball to McGeady to he latter's frustration.

Great work by Williams on the left set up Doughty who passed to Bonne to score the Charlton goal.

Young ace Jude Bellingham came on for the Blues, I remember his dad as a Leamington striker.  It was his work that set up the Blues goal.

Phillips made a great save after a Blues free kick.  Hemed was replaced by Aneke.  McGeady hit the post after great work by Doughty.

Bowyer made three substitutions on 76 minutes and on 83 Sarr replaced McGeady.  Some fans were critical of making thee substitutions and think that he should have held one back to break up time added on.

Seven minutes were added on and the inevitable Blues goal came after three minutes.   Phillips had to make one more save to claim the draw.

Charlton remain in 21st place, two points ahead of Hull and Luton.   The Addicks have now conceded seen goals after 90 minutes this season.

Once again Bowyer refused to deny any interest in the Birmingham managerial vacancy, saying that he had enjoyed a good relationship with their fans, but all his focus was on Saturday now and keeping Charlton in the Championship:

The vociferous 'Bowyer out' crowd might get their wish anyway.   I wonder how they would have coped with unstable ownership and what is essentially a League One squad.

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