Saturday 11 February 2017

Draw specialists do it again

Charlton confirmed their status as the draw specialists of League One with a 1-1 result at AFC Wimbledon today. Ahead at half time, they once again conceded in injury time.

Play offs? I don't think so. The Addicks are now 13th.

Elliott scored a dramatic late equaliser before being sent off. Wimbledon's pressure finally paid off with almost the last kick of the game when Elliott finished well - only to be shown a second yellow card (he had already been booked for a foul on Solly) for over-celebrating the goal.

Ricky Holmes' excellent free-kick looked to have been the difference between the two sides as he curled home expertly after Joe Aribo had been fouled. Aribo almost doubled the Addicks' lead five minutes later but his effort curled just the wrong side of the post. He was named Man of the Match by the Football League Paper.

The Wombles finished the half better and goalscorer Holmes was lucky not to see red after a vigorous tackle on Lyle Taylor was deemed only a caution by referee Carl Boyeson.

Lee Novak spurned a glorious chance to double Charlton's lead just after the break, but found the side netting.

Supremo Karl Robinson, who was the subject of an unflattering banner from the home support, took umbrage at something said by a member of the ground staff at the end of the game and had to be restrained from going over to him.

Dons manager Neil Ardley said that action would be taken against a member of their staff: Verbal abuse

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