Tuesday 5 March 2024

Charlton up to 14th

After winning 3-1 at the Completely Suzuki stadium tonight, Charlton went up to 14th in an admittedly still crowded table with other teams having games in hand.   Nathan Jones' Red Army was the chant at the end of the game.

Late strikes from Tyreeq Bakinson and Alfie May earned Charlton victory at Cheltenham to ease their relegation fears.

The improving Addicks took a first-half lead through Daniel Kanu before Liam Sercombe's 70th-minute leveller set up a tense finish.  But the late double lifted Nathan Jones' side seven points clear of their hosts and the drop zone.

It took 19 minutes for them to break the deadlock, with Conor Coventry releasing Tennai Watson on the right and his low ball was turned in by Kanu for his 10th of the season.

May was denied by Liam Kinsella's block in the box and Luke Southwood foiled another effort from the ex-Cheltenham striker, who skewed the rebound wide.

Matty Taylor saw a low shot deflected wide, but Charlton were on top for much of the first half.

Cheltenham equalised when Jordan Thomas weaved past two defenders and forced Harry Isted into a low save, but he could only parry it to Sercombe, who tapped home.

However, the often criticised Bakinson struck four minutes from the end with a low shot that Southwood reached - but could not keep out - after George Dobson's pass.

And former Robins hero May added the third in the 90th minute, tapping into an empty net after collecting Freddie Ladapo's pass as Charlton extended their unbeaten run to six.

In a day when the media were praising former Addick Joe Gomez, who looks having a regular England slot, Thierry Small attracted much praise for what he brought to the game.  He got his own chant from the Addickted.

Nathan Jones hails 'a big win': https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/sport/nathan-jones-hails-big-big-win-as-charlton-athletic-triumph-at-cheltenham/

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