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Fleetwood Town 1 Charlton Athletic 3

Header, left foot, right foot..

I spent most of my day at the swimming pool watching my daughter race and she did herself very proud. Meanwhile 4,000 odd miles away in a town with a little less than half the population of Bermuda, a football team were doing themselves very proud as well.

After a four game hiccup involving two disappointing defeats and two disconcerting draws, the Addicks went to a free-scoring Fleetwood today possibly expecting the worst and with the added handicap of having no Chris Solly, although Ben Reeves and Mark Marshall did take their place on the bench.

And those that travelled or tuned in from home were rewarded with a great performance that rekindled everything positive from the early weeks of the season. Ezri Konsa further showed his potential and flexibility by having a great game at right back, Naby Sarr was a rock at centre half, taking talk of redemption out onto the pitch and young Tariqe Fosu had a peach of a game hitting a perfect hat trick.

Ricky Holmes was, well Ricky Holmes, Josh Magennis never shirked his battle against two big centre back’s and Patrick Bauer wore the captain’s armband with distinction. Billy Clarke did go off with an injury but both Marshall and Reeves made their league debuts and contributed to an excellent away day win for the Addicks that puts us into 5th before the fortnight league break.

Quote: “Naby, when I walked into this building there was a lot of controversy surrounding him. What they paid for him, his poor performances.”
Addick Bloggers: Chris Powell’s Flat Cap, Voice of The Valley.

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