Saturday 25 March 2023

Late equaliser for visitors

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 match.

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 games.

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."

Leaburn has scored more goals and has had more goal involvements than any other teenager in the EFL, so likely to be a target this summer:

In his four taekeaways, Louis Mendez reckons that Charlton should have killed the game off:

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