Charlton Athletic 2 Barnsley 0
A very nice win today against one of the most consistent performers in this division. Charlton attacked with real pace and purpose and two goals from Karlan Grant gave us our first win in four and inflicted defeat on Barnsley for only the second time this season.
I was following along from Florida, and the result never seemed in doubt with the returning Bielik strengthening our back four and our midfield excelling doing both the pretty and ugly stuff with Josh Cullen at the centre of it all.
Barnsley had scored 7 in their last two league games against Peterborough and Luton but Grant’s pace, alongside Taylor’s commitment was too much for the league’s promotion favourites as The Addicks once again showed what they can do.
The break came at a good time for Bowyer’s spluttering team. If the 8-0 Checkatrade cup win renewed belief then today reinforced it.
Great day. Come on you reds.
Addicks at The Valley: Addicks Third Division Diary;
Bow: “That was our best performance. They’re the best side we played. I’ve just said to the lads – that’s what we’re all about.
Elsewhere: Pompey are 6 points clear at the top after beating Fleetwood 1-0. Accrington continued their remarkable season winning at Peterborough and Sunderland won at Shrewsbury. Coventry got another late win at Southend and Burton also won late at bottom placed Plymouth.