Saturday 6 November 2021

Burstow scores in 4-0 win

The Hawks were tight and compact at the back in the early exchanges.  Charlton's efforts were off target. The Addicks were dominating possession.   Clare blocked a shot from Roberts.

Charlton started to be more direct with the centre halves bringing the ball forward.   Charlton's balls forward were often too heavy or too long.

Just after the half hour mark the Hawks were up front for a change and were perhaps growing in confidence.

Clare put in the first shot on target but it was straight down the keeper's throat.   In general Charlton were struggling to create opportunities, players unfamiliar with one another were not on the same wavelength.

Kirk won the first corner of the game after good work by Elerewe.   Jacko was unhappy with the set piece.

A shot by Kirk was comfortable for the keeper.  

Elerewe got a yellow card for a necessary challenge.   Henderson parried the free kick and then caught the ball.   The Hawks were looking better on the counter attack.   Charlton's front two were struggling to get into the game.

In time added on, the Hawks got a free kick and had bodies forward.   It was punched away by Henderson.

Charlton had not created chances of note.   The visitors were stifling the Addicks.   Charlton had most of the possession with 73 per cent of the ball, but hadn't done anything with it.  Soare and Blackett-Taylor hadn't been in it enough.  In so far as anything was created, it was by Clare, Famewo and Elerewe.

HT: Addicks 0, Hawks 0

A shot from Chambers was dealt with by Henderson.  A Blackett-Taylor cross was too high and too far in front of everybody.  Blackett-Taylor put in a good delivery, but the keeper did well.  A Blackett-Taylor shot was over the bar.

Havant and Waterlooville had to make a substitution after an injury which saw their player stretchered off.  Paul Rooney came on.

From a Charlton corner the ball went over the bar for a second corner.  

Famewo conceded a corner.   Henderson had to palm the ball away from a header probably by the player-coach Collins and Clare completed the clearance.

Kirk put the ball over the bar from a tough chance.   Morgan and Arter came off and Watson and Lee came on.  Lee hopefully would be able to provide a better connection between defence and attack.

Davison scored with a firm header on 71 minutes.   Lee had supplied a ball to Kirk in a great position for a good cross.   The Hawks had been tiring a bit in midfield with spaces opening up.

Davison was taken down inside the area and the referee awarded a penalty.   This followed more good work by Lee.   Stockley drilled it into the top corner in front of the Covered End.

Charlton won a corner after good defending.   Blackett-Taylor should perhaps have passed to Davison. 

A shot from Lee came off the bar but Soare and Stockley combined and Stockley made it 3-0.

After an injury the Hawks had to bring on a keeper, Searle, as a substitute as they had used up the bench.  He had to play up top.

Mason Burstow came on in place of Stockley.   Clayden came on as well in place of Soare who was a bit upset at coming off.

A shot by Blackett-Taylor cannoned off Rooney for a corner.   A shot from Lee took a deflection for another corner.

After a great block by Davison, Burstow shot superbly to make it 4-0.

Six minutes were added on.  Green made a good recovery tackle on Blackett-Taylor at the expense of a corner which was headed clear.   A shot by Clare was comfortably over.   Washington came on in place of Davison.   An attempt from Burstow just missed Washington and went wide of the post.

Lee made a real difference, but credit also for Elerewe who had an excellent game.

Hawks boss Paul Doswell was disappointed with the crowd at The Valley, although as Louis Mendez has pointed out, Truro brought more fans from a longer distance.  Doswell also thought that the referee had it in for his side, complaining about the six minutes added on (which is actually pretty standard at Charlton - our matches are often the last to finish):


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