Saturday 12 November 2022

High scoring draw specialists

After going 2-0 ahead, Charlton ended with a 3-3 draw at the Pirelli Stadium today.  Charlton have slipped back to 11th.

Joe Wollacott injured his finger in the warm up and Craig MacGillivray took his place at Burton Albion.

The start of the game was very scrappy, no real chances for either side.

MacGillivray had to make a good save, tipping the ball over the bar.

Inniss stepped inside his man, made a great run and fed Kirk in the penalty area who scored brilliantly with his left foot on 25 minutes.

MacGillivray dealt with a dangerous ball well, getting a whack on his hip.  He received some precautionary treatment.

Kirk got his second on 36 minutes with a wonderful finish, after a long ball forward reached Stockley, Kirk reacted long before any Burton players did.  

Burton got a free kick after the re-start and Oshilaja scored at the near post, getting ahead of Dobson.

Rak-Sakyi won Charlton a corner which led to a second, Campbell forcing Taylor backwards but it was unproductive.

Sessegnon defended an Oshilaja cross at the expense of a corner which was taken short.

Charlton struggled to clear their lines and Hamer equalised with a volley just before half time.  MacGillivray was blinded by Inniss.

A Dobson shot was deflected for a corner after much sharper and quicker passing. 

Campbell made a great run but lost his footing. 

Curbs said it was a difficult bobbly pitch, very dry.   Steve Brown said it was a laboured first half from us.

HT: Brewers 2, Addicks 2

A shot by Sessegnon went just over the bar after good build up play involving Campbell.

A Sessegnon cross hit the bar and went out of play.

Burton scored a third with MacGillivray having no chance.   It followed a Charlton goal kick.  

A scramble in front of goal followed a throw in, Inniss just managed to clear.

Aneke and Blackett-Taylor came on.   Campbell and Stockley came off.

MacGillivray had to tip a shot from Smith over the bar with Charlton under pressure.   From the corner Charlton were second to the ball again.

Burton won another corner.  Inniss headed away.   Taylor got a yellow card for fouling Rak-Sakyi.

Problems arose after a MacGillivray kick that was not long enough.

Dobson came off and Forster-Caskey came on for his first league appearance.  Kirk came off, he had not been involved much in the second half and was replaced by Payne.

Aneke fed Rak-Sakyi well and he put it over the top of the keeper to make it 3-3.

Rak-Sakyi was involved in a counter attack, but it was stopped by a block.

MacGillivray had to tip a header over.  He was able to gather the corner.

MacGillivray had to tip the ball over again.   The corner was cleared.

Blackett-Taylor threatened, but the ball skied off his boot.

It was end to end as MacGillivray had to make another save.   Fraser came off and was replaced by Morgan.

Rak-Sakyi was fed by Aneke but was not able to make use of it.

Burton won a late corner, but did not convert.

The pundits

Curbs said that on the balance of play we had to be happy with a point.   We did look shaky, especially on set plays.   We rode our luck, we had taken one point off two teams at the bottom of the league.

Steve Brown said they had so many chances second half.  We had to be productive with the possession. It was the poorest he had seen Dobson play.  Our two central midfield players were very deep.   Curbs said that for the opening Burton goal Dobson had time to swap with one of the big boys.

Steve Brown said that in the second half we were losing headers a lot from long throw ins.

For the third goal Steve Brown said that Fraser was nowhere near good enough.

Ben Garner says Charlton are 'running on fumes' at the moment with eight players out because of injuries and suspensions:

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