Saturday 10 December 2016

Addicks keep clean sheet

Charlton kept a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw with Bradford City at Valley Parade this afternoon, remaining 11th in the table. I suppose we would have taken it beforehand.

The Addicks hit the woodwork twice in the first half and had the ball cleared off the line when perhaps Magennis should have done better.

Charlton gave the Bradford a defence a torrid time in the first half, hitting the post, seeing a shot cleared off the line and having a penalty appeal turned down. The penalty appeal came in the ninth minute as Bradford defender Nathaniel Knight-Percival wrestled for the ball with Magennis.

Three minutes later Magennis saw his angled shot hit the far post and rebound to safety after running on to a pass from strike partner Nicky Ajose, while he also had a shot cleared off the line by Bradford right-back Stephen Darby after taking a pass from Lee Novak.

Bradford's best first-half chance was in the 37th minute when Nicky Law supplied a through pass for Jordy Hiwula, but Dillon Phillips came quickly off his line to block the shot.

The home side had the better of the second half with Hiwula again having their best chance. Mark Marshall played him through on goal in the 59th minute, but he was again denied by the impressive Phillips.

Patrick Bauer got an injury time sending off for a second yellow card.

1 comment:

  1. Think that's a good point with Lookman out + injuries and we probably should have got 3. Good to see a positive setup from the start despite the adversity. Looking forward to the Peterborough game...