Charlton Athletic 1 Oxford United 1
Didn’t deserve to win that did we?
Very disappointing after Saturday. I was sorry that Bowyer made changes in the name of resting players, albeit understanding why he did. Fosu came back and is misfiring. Maybe the diamond doesn’t suit his offensive style. By all accounts Pratley again did well at the back.
I listened on the radio and it sounded like we lacked bite, and 2nd half when a promotion-forward side should have upped the gas, we just didn’t and fell into Oxford’s trap, who scored a great goal to grab a probably deserved point.
Sounded as if we ran out of patience and went long too early and one little Bowyer gripe.. he needs to make substitutions earlier to change games, not late on to chase or hold them. Thoughts?
Not for the first time at 1-0, we had a great chance when Aribo swiped at an open goal to put us away. Taylor did the same on Saturday, but that was a much less vital miss. Two games three days apart, but such a different performance. Where those at the top – Pompey are 12 points and 10 places ahead of us – are getting results consistently, we are not.
Robinson appears to have changed his style from possession statistic king to scrapping and time wasting king. It worked for him tonight. Ricky Holmes got a mixed welcome and departure. The referee was crap. Nothing earth shattering there.
Sums up the evening.
Addicks at The Valley:
Bow: “Oxford came and made it difficult for us. It worked.”
Elsewhere: Portsmouth were pegged back by Burton at Fratton Park, whilst behind them Sunderland won impressively at Doncaster. Luton were too much for Accrinton Stanley tonight and Peterborough were back to winning ways at home to Fleetwood in front of 5,000 fans. Win of the night was from Shrewsbury who showed last season’s form to beat Barnsley 3-1.