Saturday 11 March 2023

Charlton limp to home draw

Charlton limped to a 1-1 home draw with Accrington Stanley this afternoon and remain 16th in the table.  Sessegnon scored the first Charlton goal in nearly eight hours.  It is now five games without a win.

Charlton had only three shots on target compared to eight for Accrington.

The returning Corey Blackett-Taylor put an effort wide after eight minutes following a powerful run for the hosts.    The midfielder almost forced Mo Sangare to turn into his own net five minutes later but the defender found his clearance hitting the post.

Accrington took the lead when Whalley was left unmarked in the area to head home just short of the half-hour mark but the Addicks equalised with a stunning 35-yard effort from Sessegnon eight minutes before half-time.

Accrington had the better of the play after the restart without creating a clear-cut chance until the 68th minute.

A solo run by Whalley finished with his shot palmed away by Ashley Maynard-Brewer, who then tipped an Aaron Pressley rebound over the bar.

Late on Accrington had to rely on keeper Toby Savin to block the onrushing Daniel Kanu and keep the score level.

Dean Holden says that the goal was a cheap one to give away.   The stop-start nature of the second half prevented the development of momentum:

Louis Mendez provides four takeaways from the 'snoozefest' at 'The Valley morgue':

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