Tuesday 26 December 2017

Robinson revival fades

After a 3-1 defeat at Southend this afternoon Charlton have slumped to 9th in the table. The Robinson revival has turned into mid-table mediocrity, not that another manager could do any better with the available materials.

Charlton went behind after two minutes at Southend, Cox scoring for the home side. Ranger headed down a deflected shot and Cox bundled the loose ball home from close range. The Addicks continued to look shaky in defence.

On 11 minutes it was 2-0 to Southend. Former Charlton man Michael Turner headed home, taking advantage of a free kick from the right. It was a dreadful goal to concede, so easy.

Holmes gave a glimmer of hope when he managed to sting the palms of Oxley from the edge of the area. Holmes then volleyed over the bar from the edge of the box, having collected a DaSilva throw in.

Charlton had their first real chance on 30 minutes when Ahearne-Grant came in on an angle after he had been released by Reeves but he hit the side netting.

On 38 minutes Leonard picked up a yellow card for a foul on Ahearne-Grant. Charlton then won a corner, but we rarely make anything of them, and it was cleared.

A shell-shocked Charlton improved after the break and got back into the game in the 66th minute when Ben Reeves sent a low, left-footed shot into the bottom corner from 12 yards.

But Southend hit back and made sure of a welcome win when Cox netted with a powerfully-struck low volley from 10 yards.

The report from Louis Mendez can be found here: Boxing Day defeat

1 comment:

  1. Nathan jones please Charlton board don't you dare appoint riga for 3rd bloddy time