Relegation battle advocates received a slight boost to their narrative last night when Morecambe drew 1-1 at Bolton. the home side only equalising at the last minute. Given the stats, the Shrimpers were lucky and there was trouble on the touchline involving both managers, although only one was booked.
One cannot rely on results elsewhere, although I remain convinced that we will not be relegated as I believe there are five or six teams worse than us. However, we need to get at least a point at Accrington, never easy, and try and win the so-called 'Kent derby' against Gillingham.
Brakes supremo Paul Holleran famous for upbraiding referees
At Accrington we will face ex Leamington ace Colby Bishop, one of several Football League players nurtured at the Harbury Lane production line where Paul Holleran has been in charge for over ten years and approaching 600 games in the Your Co-op Community Stadium dugout. Our greatest periods of success at Charlton have been with long-serving managers (Seed, Lawrence, Curbishley) but these days many fans seem to think the solution is a revolving door.
Last night Leamington faced a strong Burton Albion side that contained several League One players. The Brakes won 1-0 in the semi-final of the Birmingham Senior Cup. They currently hold the splendid Victorian trophy, winning it before lockdown in a penalty shoot out against Wolves at Molineux, the Brakes keeper scoring the decisive goal to the chagrin of Wolves fans.