Saturday 7 November 2020

Charlton out of the cup

A second half goal by Plymouth Argyle put Charlton out of the FA Cup this afternoon.  I won't complain about the result and there were some positives.  Charlie Barker had a great game and Lee Bowyer's confidence in Ashley Maynard-Brewer was justified.  Bowyer also rates James Vennings and he did well as a substitute.

In the first half Charlton played some decent football, but were also sloppy at times.  Plymouth often looked dangerous on their right.

Barker dealt well with a cross from Kamara, Plymouth's best player.   Maynard-Brewer made a good save and Barker threw himself in front.

Levitt got booked for an agricultural tackle and failed to impress throughout the game.

Half time: Addicks 0, Pilgrims 0

When a Plymouth player burst through, Maynard-Brewer dealt with it well.  Then on 59 minutes Plymouth threatened again down the wing, enabling Jephcott to score.

Four minutes later Maddison and Aneke, who had picked up a yellow card, were withdrawn and Washington and Vennings came on.   The subs made a difference, particularly Washington, who is a quality player.

Vennings put in a good ball to Purrington but his header was saved.  Maynard-Brewer had to make a save.  Forster-Caskey, who had received a yellow card and then a telling off, was replaced by Maatsen.

Eight minutes were added on.  Barker put in a great shot which looked as if it might go in the top corner.  However, the youthful Cooper, seen by some Plymouth fans as a future England keeper, managed to tip it over.

Maynard-Brewer made another good save.

Plymouth put out the same side that beat Swindon midweek.  The Charlton side was stronger than expected, but some players still looked unfamiliar with each other.

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