Saturday 29 December 2018

Costly defeat for Charlton

Charlton's 2-1 defeat by Barnsley at Oakwell this afternoon in front of 564 Addicks saw them fall from fourth to sixth in the table with Peterborough winning 4-0 at Accrington. Chris Solly was red carded at the end of the game while a yellow card for Pearce will, I think, mean a suspension for him.

Possession was almost 50-50, but the Addicks had only two shots on target. The two Barnsley goals came in the first quarter of an hour and a 73rd minute strike by Reeves turned out to be nothing more than a consolation.

Barnsley took an early lead when Potts scored from the edge of the box on four minutes. Then on 14 minutes Thiam made it 2-0 with a quality shot from range.

Solly put in a dangerous cross two minutes later, but the keeper was just able to claim it. On 23 minutes the Singalese Thiam was only just over the bar. Six minutes before the break Steer had to make a good save from a low valley.

Steer had to save one on one on 54 minutes. Fosu replaced Pratley on 60 minutes. Pearce was booked for a foul on 63 minutes and Solly a minute later. Toby Stevenson then came on for Pearce who appeared to be injured. Karlan Grant was down with a head injury, but fortunately recovered.

Taylor was fouled in a dangerous position. Fosu's free kick came off the wall, but Reeves scored with the rebound. Dijksteel was booked for a foul. The Barnsley free kick hit the wall. Marshall was replaced by Hackett-Fairchild.

The seven minutes added on saw an effort by Fosu deflected over. In a rather harsh decision Solly then received his second yellow for a foul.

Report from the tireless Louis Mendez is here: Second defeat in three days

1 comment:

  1. Apart from a Left back . to add balance. What can we expect in the Window, we need a ball winner and a creative partner in midfield. Let's see if The Owner does surprise us with the right backing for LB......and no cash in the assets sale at giveaway prices