Chris Forino’s late header rescued a point as Wycombe Wanderers drew 1-1 away at The Valley this afternoon. The Addicks have slipped back to 12th in the table.
In what was a fiery affair at the Valley which saw several
skirmishes and eight yellow cards, both sides felt they could have won the
During the opening 45 minutes, Charlton controlled the game. Albie Morgan saw his attempt from just inside
the box bounce past Max Stryjek.
After a quarter of an hour, Morgan managed to evade two
defenders and fired a shot across the six-yard box, with his attempt being
tapped in by Miles Leaburn at the back post.
It was the striker’s 9th of the season and his third in his last three
The second 45 was end-to-end. Stryjek thwarted attempts from Jes Rak-Sakyi,
Tyreece Campbell and George Dobson, whilst Wheeler and Chem Campbell again went
close for Wycombe.
The Chairboys continued to throw the kitchen sink in the
final 10 minutes, and after Nick Freeman’s shot was tipped away by
Maynard-Brewer, the unmarked Forino smashed in his fourth of the season with a powerful
header from the resulting corner.
In the dying embers of the contest, Rak-Sakyi again went
close but his shot went wide, whilst Dobson and Scott Fraser fired over.
Holden has described Miles Leaburn's goal return as
"excellent". Felt his side merited the three points. Says the Wycombe
goal "came out of nothing". Dean
Holden: "We've conceded too many goals from set-pieces this season."