Tuesday 22 November 2016

Kevin Nugent's Red and White Army

Kevin Nugent bowed out as Charlton's caretaker manager with an emphatic 5-1 win over Bristol Rovers and a hundred per cent record in his two games. Thanks for all you tried to do!

p>Phillips dealt effectively with a ball into the box on three minutes. An early Charlton corner was unproductive. Neither side dominated in the opening minutes, although Bristol Rovers had more of the possession. 411 Addicks were in the crowd of 8,089.

Charlton started to look threatening, with Chicksen prominent, but Rovers were able to clear. Lookman was about to pull the trigger, but was well tackled.

Phillips made a good save with his feet as top scorer Taylor advanced down the right.

Lookman put a free kick into the box, but Roos punched it clear, clattering one of his own defenders.

Bauer knocked the ball up to Magennis who controlled it superbly on his chest, Lookman took a left-footed shot from 20 yards out and it deflected into the back of the net to put Charlton ahead on 26 minutes. It was the first shot on target for the Addicks.

Magennis fired over from a Lookman free kick. The home fans started to get frustrated. Phillips made a great double save from Taylor, although there was a foul for handball anyway.

Magennis broke through after Lookman turned provider, but Lockyer intervened and cleared the ball away off the line. Lookman’s corner went out for a goal kick.

A Rovers free kick led to a corner. A Rovers header came off Crofts by the post. Phillips tipped the ball over the bar from Clarke-Salter. Taylor came into the box on his own from the right and drew a great save from Phillips.

With Charlton under pressure, Rovers won another corner which Phillips jumped for and claimed.

Magennis buried the ball to make it 2-0 after good work on the right, at first with Foley and Ulvestad, a good ball from Lookman found Chicksen who dragged it back inside the six yard box.

At the other end, Taylor sent a header over from close range.

Half time: Gasheads 0, Addicks 2

The Gasheads made a double substitution at the break. Hartley and Colkett replaced Moore and Montano. Rovers went for three at the back.

Ulvestad broke into the area and his shot was deflected for a corner taken by Lookman. Bauer’s header went into the bottom right hand corner to make it 0-3 on 52 minutes. In reaction Rovers took Sinclair off and brought on Harrison.

Chicksen forced Roos into a save from six yards at the expense of a Charlton corner which was cleared.

Magennis crossed for Ajose, but he was denied by a sliding tackle leading to a Charlton corner. There was a break in play while Clarke-Salter received treatment. The stretcher was brought on for a dislocated shoulder. The Gasheads were down to ten men on 65 minutes, having used all their substitutes.

Rovers cleared Lookman’s corner. Hartley gave away a corner. Chicksen’s effort was unproductive. Another Chicksen corner was cleared. He was then booked for a foul on Taylor.

Pearce blocked a shot at the expense of a corner. After a number of efforts, Charlton cleared. Taylor put a shot wide. Hanlan replaced Magennis on 74 minutes who received warm applause from the Addickted as he went off.

Rovers took a corner quickly, it was well cut out by Hanlan.

Fox went on a run down the left, Chicksen struck from the edge of the area and it took a deflection to make it 4-0 on 76 minutes. It was the first time Charlton had scored four goals in a game since Rotherham away in January.

Lookman made way for Botaka. Bauer made a great tackle and received a yellow card. Taylor’s free kick hit the wall and went out for a corner. Phillips punched the ball away.

The home crowd became excited as Rovers won another corner but Leadbitter shot over the bar. The home fans continued to sing their heart out.

A good move saw Ajose take a shot and he found the bottom right-hand corner to make it 5-0 on 84 minutes. It was a patient build up, Ulvestad picked out Ajose. Jackson replaced Chicksen who had had a good game despite doubts about his selection.

This was the first time since Charlton had scored five goals in an away game since Peterborough away in November 2010.

Botaka put one in from distance whhttp://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/10668422/bristol-rovers-1-5-charlton#ooid=Z2NHRyNzE6oegn6Bbsm8xZQ6lFj324Jsich went just over the bar.

Six minutes were added on. Rovers were awarded a penalty after Phillips took out Gaffney. Phillips was shown a yellow card. Taylor took it and scored, depriving Charlton of a clean sheet.

Charlton moved up to 11th in the table, three points off a play off place and above Millwall who drew 0-0 at home with AFC Wimbledon.

Ajose got round the keeper, but a defender cleared for a corner which was claimed by Roos. In the sixth minute of time added on Ajose shot over from the edge of the box. Charlton won a final corner, but it was cleared.

Video of highights here: Goals

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