Thursday 29 December 2022

Another poor performance

Charlton failed to win for the eighth game in a row after a young side lost 3-1 to Oxford United tonight.  They are now three points above the relegation places.

Two goals in four minutes midway through the first half helped Oxford beat Charlton.  Billy Bodin converted Josh Murphy's inviting low cross into the roof of the net at the far post in the 20th minute for his seventh goal of the season.

From Oxford's next real attack, Matty Taylor deflected Bodin's shot past goalkeeper Ashley Maynard-Brewer to make it two.

Substitute Miles Leaburn pulled a goal back for Charlton in the 67th minute, heading home Corey Blackett-Taylor's cross following the winger's blistering run down the left.

But soon after his 81st minute arrival, teenage substitute Gatlin O'Donkor sealed victory for Oxford by prodding the ball over the line from a yard out, after Maynard-Brewer failed to hold Yanic Wildschut's shot.

991 Addicks fans attended for a dismal end to their football year.

Charlie Methven was seen at the Kassam Stadium tonight.   He is no saviour.

Dean Holden has made it clear he was not happy with the performance, particularly the woeful first half, and there were 'words' at half time:

Louis Mendez provides his four takeaways on the game, noting that Leaburn will attract interest in January:

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