Tuesday 28 November 2017

Two late goals rescue point

Two late goals rescued a point for Charlton against Peterborough United at The Valley tonight after the visitors had gone ahead 2-0. First Ricky Holmes scored from the penalty spot at the end of normal time. Then Karlan Ahearne-Grant scored from open play. Charlton remain in 6th place in the table.

Following a Charlton corner a Holmes header was cleared off the line. At the other end Amos saved from Madison. On seven minutes the keeper had to make a big save when Mariott was one on one with him.

On 11 minutes Peterborough went ahead. Madison sent in a dipping free kick and Edwards stabbed it home at the far post.

Kashi fired over the crossbar from 25 yards out. Two minutes Bent laid the ball down the area, an effort from Magennis was blocked and Forster-Caskey was offside on the rebound. DaSilva then put in a cross and a powerful effort from Marshall was parried by the keeper. On 38 minutes a Holmes free kick failed to find anyone.

On 51 minutes Amos dived to keep out a strike from Madison. Injured captain Patrick Bauer then had to go off and Dijksteel came on in his place. On 58 minutes Marriot put Peterborough 2-0 ahead from an Edwards cross.

On 71 minutes Charlton made a double substitution, taking off Kashi and Best and bringing on Aribo and Ahearne-Grant. On 85 minutes Forster-Caskey stopped Charlton going further behind by clearing an Edwards strike off the line.

Forster-Caskey was then fouled in the box for the penalty. Sarr headed the ball down for Ahearne-Grant to score from close range. Hopefully it will give his confidence a much needed boost.

Official attendance was 9,532 (453 Peterborough), but there were far fewer in the ground.

One fan commented, 'We seemed to be playing a format that sees Kashi drop back to play between the two centre halves, with both full backs pushing forward. Towards the middle of the second half Kashi was subbed for Aribo and we went much more 4-4-2 and looked more balanced. Dijksteel came on for BFG when he was injured, and played at left back - looked to be the best thing to see until the final 5 minutes became the high spot.'

The report from Louis Mendez can be found here: Injury time comeback

1 comment:

  1. so pleased solly was drpped last night I think we should flog konsa his heart is not in the club anymore having instructed his agent for move away from the valley lets play someone who actually wants to be ere instead of fucking off as soon as a big move comes in which konsa seems to be doing at present.
    Big josh time for also to be dropped not a striker its beyond me how he is an international striker the rest must br pretty shit I would guess?we need 2 new strikers in jan and central defender I fear holmes will go to sheff utd in jan so we need also a couple midfielders and wingers with the cash coming in for both konsa and holmes ive worked out that's around 9m quid coming in for both players