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Charlton Athletic 2 Shrewsbury Town 1

3 points on the slate, and another injury time winner, but this time in our favour. A paltry, but supportive Valley crowd didn’t have much to cheer for the first hour. The first half was exceptionally dull according to reports. I haven’t a clue as I was a taxiing on a plane and then oblivious at 30,000 feet until I could sign on for wifi at our Colombian hotel, and then celebrated with a cold beer.

Six subs this week, no Jed Steer. Phillips was steady by all accounts and the front two both scored. Loving Lyle, but I would love to see Grant crack it. Great to see him get the winner.

The after match praise was heaped on the academy players’ George Lapslie and Albie Morgan, two of ten in the first team squad today. Lapslie sounded as if he had another solid game covering every blade, and moving the ball effectively and simply. He also threw in an assist for Taylor’s goal.

Morgan came on for an ineffectual Mark Marshall at the break, and saw a lot of the ball. Reports say he played with a steely confidence and also took on a lot of responsibilities. Great to hear, and these lads wearing the shirt makes you proud. It’s not the answer of course. This division is a slog and it needs a blend of experience, ability, bollocks and young hearts. Hopefully Lee can get the three loans he needs, because needs he does,

RIP young Jack.

Addicks at The Valley: Addicks Third Division Diary; Louis Mendez.
Bow: “I tell him all the time how good he is (Grant), how good he can be. That’s what you have to do, sometimes you have to tell them.”
Elsewhere: Posh were impressive winning 4-1 at Rochdale, Matt Godden scored again. Another team who have had a huge facelift, Bradford, lost at early pace-setters Barnsley. Donny beat Wycombe 3-0 and Gills are on six points after beating a struggling Burton and Pompey won 2-1 at Blackpool. Oxford, after a big transfer deadline week, lost at home to Joey Barton’s Fleetwood.

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  1. rierti #

    As you know I follow the U18s and U23s and was very pleased that Lapslie and Morgan lived up to my expectations. Lapslie is a few days older than Grant and is now showing his true potential. They must think very highly of Morgan because after he came on he took all the set plays in the attacking half. Also great to see Dijksteel looking fit and well after his health problems.

    August 12, 2018
    • Absolutely. And thanks for your insight into the academy players rierti.

      With JFC out our set plays were woeful against Sunderland and understandably at short notice they were all having a go. Good for Morgan that he was entrusted with them.

      August 12, 2018

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