Tuesday 17 October 2017

Charlton stay 5th

Charlton stay 5th in League One after an unsurprising 1-1 draw with play off rivals Oxford United tonight. The result denied the home team a fourth successive league win.

Oxford did most of the pressing, but they had to come from behind to claim a point. Inevitably, Tariqe Fosu put the Addicks ahead in the 18th minute when he charged down Curtis Nelson's clearance and touched the ball past keeper Simon Eastwood before running on to score.

But the U's equalised 10 minutes before half-time when right back Christian Ribeiro bagged his first goal for the club. James Henry's right-wing cross was poorly headed out by Chris Solly and Ribeiro fired a left footed volley into the net.

Oxford finished the half strongly with Josh Ruffels curling a shot wide, and Ricardinho's drive blocked on the line by Jake Forster-Caskey. In the second half, Wes Thomas was twice denied by Ben Amos, but Charlton also went close with Fosu scooping a shot wide, and Eastwood saving from Billy Clarke.

It was no bore draw and the Oxford Mail thought that the home side had their work cut out against what they judged to be a well-drilled Charlton outfit: Oxford Mail report

Naby Sarr is selected as man of the match by the News Shopper with what they thought was his best ever performance in a Charlton shirt: Player ratings

Karl Robinson said that though he thought the Charlton performance was one of the best under his reign as supremo, he was frustrated with the result: 'I would swear if I could'

1 comment:

  1. please for the love of god drop fucking solly same fucking ball again straight to a sodding oxford player way to slow for this level