Charlton Athletic 2 Hull City 2
Devastating. The 5th time this season we have conceded a goal in injury time, the second time in a few days! `
Now we have to defend that, we have play to the final whistle, and we invited pressure, perhaps inevitably with nothing on the bench to affect any real change. But how thoroughly gut-wrenching was Hull’s 96th minute goal, scored after the allocated five minutes of injury time!
It was however a much better performance, the harrying, the closing down and the hustle of a Bowyer team was back. More guts, better movement. We didn’t create many good chances, but we were much livelier going forward and Sarr finished a very good team move to remind us of what we can do as an attacking team.
Leko was excellent, Pratley worked his socks off and Gallagher as influential as we’ve seen previously.
So lots of positives and fantastic backing from The Valley crowd, but what an excruciating way to start the weekend.
Addicks at a devastated Valley: Doctor Kish;
Bow: “We didn’t defend until the final whistle. That’s where we went wrong. You think we’d learn after Tuesday when the same thing happened. They scored with thirty seconds to go then and then tonight they scored in the injury time of injury time.”
Photo: Paul Edwards