Tuesday 20 October 2020

Towering display wins the points

A great header by Alfie Doughty set up Chuks Aneke to score the winning goal for Charlton at Blackpool on 83 minutes tonight.  Earlier in the second half a Charlton goal had been controversially disallowed for offside.

The match had a sensational start when Bogle through on goal was brought down by Husband who was shown a red card on 52 seconds.  The free kick came off the wall.

Purrington received a yellow card that was later to prove significant.  After a great run by Doughty, Bogle put the ball into the side netting.  Purrington also found the side netting.  Bogle then scuffed a shot.

Hamilton was getting the better of Purrington and the defender's latest intervention received a second yellow card making it ten against ten.  A Bogle header was just over the bar.

Half time: Seasiders 0, Addicks 0

Pratley gave way to Maatsen after the break who displayed some intelligent play.  A shot from Shinnie as just wide.

Inniss got the ball in the net but after an intervention from Blackpool keeper Maxwell, the lino put his flag up late.  Referee Bell, officiating in the league for the first time, then had a long discussion with the linesman, eventually ruling the goal out.   

This decision seemed to take the wind out of Charlton's sails for a while.   The game became scrappy and was played at a slower tempo which probably suited Blackpool.

On 63 minutes Bogle was replaced by Aneke.  Watson received a yellow card putting him one away from suspension.   Washington was replaced by Smyth on 75 minutes.

Charlton defended their lead competently.  Six minutes were added on and Amos got a yellow card for time wasting.

Charlton are 11th in the table.

Lee Bowyer said: 'We made hard work of it. I'm a bit disappointed we didn't take advantage of them going down to ten. But the most important thing on a Tuesday night in a place like Blackpool is the three points.'

On the disallowed goal, the surprised supremo said: 'he linesman, no way could he see from there. He just guessed. He guessed 30 seconds after the ball was in the net. We were celebrating for 30 seconds before he put his flag up.'

Bowyer added: 'It was a great goal. I'm pleased for Chuks because he's really starting to come alive in that striker role.'

More from Bowyer here: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/two-wins-in-two-for-charlton-athletic-but-boss-lee-bowyer-promises-the-best-is-yet-to-come/

1 comment:

  1. pratley legs have gone i play pearce in his place when hes fully fit how long has pearce got left get back full fitness does anyone know??