Saturday, 12 August 2017

Charlton 14th after Devon defeat

Photo: Louis Mendez

Charlton are 14th in an admittedly provisional League One table after losing 2-0 to Plymouth Argyle at Home Park. The score was 0-0 at half time. Jervis scored for the home side in the 53rd and 87th minutes.

It was the Addicks who had the first chance as captain Chris Solly's thumping long-range drive was saved by Pilgrims goalkeeper Luke McCormick. McCormick immediately bettered that stop with a brilliant reaction save to send striker Josh Magennis' close-range follow-up around the frame of the goal and safety. Ben Amos matched his opposite number's efforts, going full stretch to fingertip Gary Sawyer's shot around the post. From Graham Carey's corner Amos also relied on instinct, using his feet to clear Jervis' first-timer off the line.

In his post-match interview Karl Robinson felt Charlton did not take their chances in the first half when they were on top.

Jervis would not be denied in the 54th minute, with the striker finishing at the far post after central defender Ryan Edwards nodded down Carey's corner.

Fans have been expressing concern that we had to play an unfit player up front and about the lack of depth in the squad.

Karl Robinson told the SLP's Richard Cawley that the hunt for a striker continued, but a reliable goal scorer was not easy to find and expensive by League One standards: Striker search

Charlton have even looked at the bottom of the Conference. If they had looked one tier down they could have had ex-Coventry City Courtney Baker-Richardson for £20,000 from Leamington. He was certainly better than tier two of the non-league. Swansea City (and Leicester City) thought he was worth a punt and he has joined the Swans.

He was a player who had suffered from the Sisu induced turmoil at the Sky Blues and had to rebuild his career in the non-league system.

Crystal Palace lost 0-3 at home to debutantes Huddersfield Town.

1 comment:

  1. Apart from Marshall that was our first team, there was no plan b,we are light up front.