Saturday 17 September 2022


Miles Leaburn scored a second half equaliser for Charlton in a 1-1 draw at Fleetwood today.  Charlton remain 13th in the table. 

There were few shots on target, two for Fleetwood and three for Charlton.

Charlton’s best chance of the first half fell to Jesurun Rak-Sakyi but he fired over from eight yards out following good work from Charles Clayden.


At the other end Lewis Warrington, Dan Batty and Harvey Macadam all missed the target with efforts on goal, and Admiral Muskwe sent a fierce effort on the turn narrowly over shortly before half-time.

The breakthrough came when Macadam’s ball from the right was missed by Batty and Morton reacted quickest to blast into the roof of the net.

Charlton went agonisingly close to an equaliser in the second half, with Corey Blackett-Taylor crashing a shot against the bar and Mandela Egbo’s teasing cross deceiving everyone in the box and coming back off the inside of the post.

But, just as it looked like Charlton would not find a leveller, Rak-Sakyi’s ball came to substitute Leaburn – introduced just three minutes earlier – and he neatly flicked the ball into the bottom corner of the net.   It has been remarked that Leaburn Senior made a similar back flick at Upton Park 31 years ago.

Rak-Sakyi had a glorious chance to snatch victory as Charlton broke away in stoppage time but keeper Jay Lynch denied him and the game ended all square.

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