Tuesday 2 March 2021

One is enough

It wasn't polished or pretty, but Charlton secured three points tonight with a 1-0 victory at Wigan.  As Curbs said afterwards, 'They dug in.  It was an all round effort.'

Chuks Aneke secured the points with a first half goal in which he shrugged off two Wigan central defenders pursuing him.  Washington was the provider.  He then should have had a penalty when he was rugby tackled, but the referee ruled that he had lost his balance.

Wigan upped the tempo in the second half and applied pressure to Charlton, but a lot of their efforts were wild and Ben Amos was only really called into action a couple of times.

Millar came closest to scoring in the second half when his effort was cleared off the line.

On the downside, as Steve Brown noted, too often a Charlton attack was turned into defence ten seconds later.  More quality was need in finishing.

It was good to see Jake Forster-Caskey back and he led Charlton with 46 passes, four tackles and seven crosses.

The Charlton clean sheet owed a lot to Jason Pearce, who made one crucial defensive header and Akin Famewo.

Curbs praised Ben Watson's work in the middle of the park where he operated as a defensive midfielder.

Charlton are now 9th, ahead of Gobby's Oxford United whom they play on Saturday.

Desmond from Deal said: 'I was hoping to see Bowyer go tonight, but he has got another of his ugly 1-0 away wins.'


  1. Charlton were 40-1 before this evening to get promoted (33-1 before the weekend). They sky sport app post match review said "Chuks Aneke scored the only goal at the DW Stadium as Charlton got back to winning ways - and reignited their play-off push - with victory over Sky Bet League One strugglers Wigan."

    There is hope , and there is blind hope 😀

  2. Meant to say, I put a tenner on that yesterday.