Saturday 17 April 2021

Goalless at The Valley

Charlton drew 0-0 with Ipswich Town in a tight game at The Valley this afternoon.  Ipswich started with a fast tempo and looked threatening in the first quarter of an hour, but the rest of the half petered out.  The visitors were again lively in the opening phase of the first half, but started to fade and Charlton came into the game more.   

However, they were unable to find the back of the net, although Steve Brown thought that the Ipswich keeper Holy made a couple of good saves.

Morts thought that DJ and Millar should have stayed wider and put good crosses in.

Portsmouth lost to MK Dons and remain two points ahead of Charlton in 7th place.   Oxford beat Gillingham in the late kick off so Charlton are now 8th.

Having made five changes from their defeat at Wimbledon in the week, and been berated by their manager, the visitors made a bright start.

James Norwood saw his third-minute effort palmed away by Ben Amos, while Jason Pearce blocked Keanan Bennetts' follow-up.

Charlton weathered the storm started to press and Ryan Innis directed a header straight at Tomas Holy after nine minutes following a Charlton corner.

Ipswich were forced to replace Norwood with Kayden Jackson on 25 minutes and the sDozzell and DC picked up yellow cards in the closing minutes of the half.

The Addicks were the better side in the second half and had the best chance after the break when Holy parried away a close-range header from Diallang Jaiyesimi on 57 minutes.

The Ipswich goalkeeper was in action again three minutes later, when he collected an effort from Liam Millar.

In a game of few chances, Jake Forster-Caskey put a sweeping effort over the crossbar on 73 minutes, before Jayden Stockley put his shot three minutes later into the arms of Holy.

Nigel Adkins has warned that Charlton cannot afford to drop many more points if they are going to secure a play off place:

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