Charlton Athletic 3 Luton Town 1
Allez, Allez, Allez.
What a result that was. The Valley rocked again today as Lee Bowyer’s team bounced on with Addicks’ fans right there behind them. As Bow said let’s just be there waiting if the others want to slip up and offer us an opportunity.
I was bouncing around a bit myself today and followed the game by a variety of ways, but even the first half we were good. Yet they were very good too showing every inch of why they hadn’t lost for 28 games and will absolutely go up as champions.
There wasn’t too much to be down about at half-time, we hit the bar, made chances and their keeper was lucky to still be on the pitch. But, without any doubt we had to be Championship quality ourselves 2nd half if we were to win the game, and holy moly we were, as Addicks witnessed one of the best 45 minutes seen on the Valley turf for many a season.
After being denied a more obvious penalty, Lyle Taylor brushed himself down and confidently equalized from the spot. Taylor joined the 20-goals a season ranks, just the third Charlton player this century to do so.
Then we were playing with real zeal and belief and heart. Every player chasing down every ball.
Krystian Bielik set up Vetokele to score a beaut, and there was no doubting that one was his. Igor has had one hell of a week and can have such a huge final say in the outcome to our season.
Then shortly after, as The Valley buzzed, we scored again. There are some brilliant videos online showing the Covered End belting out Allez Allez after Igor’s goal, when a huge air of expectation goes up as Williams wins the ball, feeds Igor, who crosses for Taylor to finish in front of a delirious Covered End. It’s what Saturday’s were made for.
It’s all you Lee. Whatever happens you have brought back a team to believe in. Moments, memories, together. Thank you. Come on you reds.
Addicks at The Valley: Doctor Kish;
Bow: “We need a lot to go our way. You need three teams to make mistakes, not just one.”
Elsewhere: That was some hell of a game at the Stadium of Light as Coventry won 5-4 to keep their play-off hopes alive. Barnsley beat Fleetwood 4-2 where it appears Joey Barton has attracted the wrong attention again. Portsmouth thrashed Rochdale 4-1, Doncaster beat Plymouth 2-0 and Peterborough won 1-0 at Blackpool.