Charlton Athletic 2 Scunthorpe United 2
A disappointing afternoon all round. CAFC Player was at it’s temperamental best only coming to life as the first half ended, thus I got a rather skewed view of the game.
Nevertheless Scunthorpe certainly sounded worth a point. The Iron would appear better equipped than the two other relegated teams for this division and under Alan Knill I have them listed as play-off candidates this season. My mate who gave me a post match report also confirmed that they passed the ball well and there was some delicacy to their play.
The positives are that although it seems like a loss it wasn’t, and there was still some nice passages of play with Hayes and particularly BWP looking threatening and on another day we would have scored more goals.
The downside was it was two points thrown away. We didn’t close the game out and I felt from listening to the commentary that we invited them onto us after they got the incentive of their first goal.
I slumped into my seat when Doherty replaced BWP as it gave the wrong message as well as taking off our most likely 3rd goalscorer. Equally I was fuming when Dale Stephens blew a corner by trying to waste time instead of creating an opportunity to out the game beyond reach.
I’m unsure to why the referee felt that five minutes of injury time was necessary but the fact is they scored in the first added minute and it was hard not to agree they were worth a point.
So still and unbeaten and I couldn’t help but think yesterday morning that the more we won the more the pressure builds of a big fall, so I’ll take today if we can regroup for next weekend’s trip to Bury. First I’d like to see Powell try a few different players out on Tuesday in the rearranged League Cup game that I had to miss with Reading.
Addick Bloggers at The Valley: Drinking During the Game; And Nothing Else Matters; Addicks Third Division Diary; Charlton Casual; Exiled Addick; Stickleback.
Powell-ometer: I think he got the subs wrong today. He probably should have freshened it up earlier than he did, and then bringing on Doherty sent out the wrong signal and invited Scunthorpe to grab a point. Powell stuck with Elliot though, who had another good game.
Elsewhere: MK go top on goal difference after they thrashed Chesterfield. Sam Baldock scored a hat trick. Orient had a howler of a day at Griffin Park losing 5-0. Sheffield United dropped two points also, at Tranmere, Preston won again and Huddersfield came from behind to beat Colchester 3-2, Jordan Rhodes getting the winner. Bury had a excellent win away at Wycombe with Ryan Lowe starring.