Tuesday 14 February 2017

Unbeaten run comes to an end

Charlton's unbeaten run came to an end with a 1-0 defeat at Oldham tonight. The home side went ahead with a snap shot on four minutes. Charlton managed to win 16 corners over the game, but were unable to convert any of them into a goal. They were unable to repeat the feats of their recent opponents by scoring a last gasp equaliser. The Addicks stay in 13th place in League One.

There were four changes in the side with Magennis starting up front, Mavididi making his first start, Forster-Caskey and Botaka starting in midfield.

Magennis had a great chance to score in the opening minute. He was one on one with the keeper, but put the ball over the bar. Banks then scored for Oldham from 20 yards.

Rudd saved well from McLaughlin on 11 minutes. After an uninspiring opening phase, Charlton did apply some pressure in the middle part of the half, but then faded again. A tackle from Konsa halted a run from Erin on 32 minutes.

Early in the second half a Magennis header was just wide. Botaka, who had not been that prominent, was replaced by Holmes on 58 minutes. Forster-Caskey put the ball over from 30 yards. A Konsa tackle halted an Oldham break. A free kick was conceded on the edge of the box, but the shot went over the bar.

Solly was hauled down in the box and there was a clear claim for a penalty. Forster-Caskey was replaced by Watt. Rudd saved well from Taylor. Novak replaced Mavididi who had been lively. A Bauer header from a corner was tipped over the bar. A Novak volley was caught by the keeper.

Six minutes were added on, but by then Karl Robinson was thumbing through his big book of excuses. He put it down to poor finishing: Broken record

Report from Louis Mendez here: Play off hopes badly hit

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