Tuesday 21 August 2018

Penalty punishment

Charlton went down 0-1 to Peterborough at The Valley last night after a harsh late penalty was awarded to the visitors. Shell shocked supremo Lee Bowyer, who had been shown a yellow card, launched an outspoken attack on referee James Linington after the game which may yet get him into trouble with the FA: Scathing attack

Unfortunately, it all went wrong when Linington broke his bottle of hair restorer in the dressing room before the game and he knew he would not be back in the Isle of Wight until today to visit his supplier.

However, Peterborough charm merchant Steve Evans, who was himself given a yellow card, thought that Charlton should have had a number of red cards during the game instead of four yellows: Should have had men sent off

The 89th minute penalty came after a spell when the Addicks had been putting some pressure on the visitors. Charlton competed well against table topping Posh in what was a good game apart from the result. However, although some of the passing was excellent, and the pace of the team was good, we shouldn't overlook the fact that we didn't put the visiting keeper under any serious pressure for much of the game until late in the second half.

In the 20th minute Steve Evans' team were nearly took the lead when Ryan Tafazolli's close-range header beat Phillips, hit the crossbar and was then cleared off the line by Chris Solly. Tafazolli was the only survivor from the last visit of Peterborough to us.

Charlton then threatened when Albie Morgan, making his full league debut for the club, broke at speed and fed Lyle Taylor, who struck at goal but saw Aaron Chapman save via a deflection.

The visitors started the second half fired up and Siriki Dembele burst clear to go one-on-one with Phillips, who produced a fine save when he shot on goal, before Colin Daniel worked his way into a promising shooting position before sending his finish wide.

Taylor twice went close as the hosts came into it but after Toney avoided a potential penalty for a handball under pressure, he then had a significant hand at the opposite end in Cummings securing all three points with Lewis Page penalised for his challenge on Toney. Phillips had no chance with the penalty.

Charlton are now 14th in the table. Gobby's Oxford United are bottom with no points.

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