We never went to reserve games at The Valley like most fans, but there was one exception. On the 5th September 1953 my father and I saw Charlton beat Aldershot 3-0 in the Football Combination Cup.
I remember the occasion vividly because the East Terrace was so empty. Also, shortly after we arrived, a group of fans came in and asked for the score. My father noted that they were Aldershot fans. Not many people go to away reserve games, but I suppose that The Valley was the attraction.
I know why we went, but I would like a funny or ingenious explanation. The best one will win a prize of my book Political Football. OK, it has just been remaindered at 50 per cent, but so has the publisher's whole list! To enhance its value, I will not sign it.
Place any entries in the comments section and I will contact the lucky winner in due course. They will also receive a surprise bonus book.
No takers yet! My best selling ever book was on the Common Agricultural Policy (6.000) and was dedicated to Curbs which he rather enjoyed.