Charlton Athletic 1 Millwall 3
Can’t believe it! We never show up for this game, even when no one shows up we still showed up bloody less than they did!
The players entered onto the hallowed Valley turf six feet apart from each other to the tune of the Red Red Robin. The referee who officiated the game from home got us underway late as always.
The Addicks started well kicking towards the Jimmy Seed stand with a strong wind blowing around barren seats creating an eerie “Millllllllll” type of wailing.
Still, we were on the front foot, and Lyle Taylor washed his hands of his marker, and put us ahead. Stood in front of the away end Taylor clasped his hand over his ear and quiet abuse rained down on him as his smile widened.
Allez, Allez, Allez. Was this finally to be the year?
With social distancing an issue Millwall’s long ball game was becoming more effective than the Addicks’ short passing one, but the more they probed for an equalizer, the more Tom Lockyer had his defence on lock down.
Then, just as the smell of virtual onions worked their way up from the bottom of the Covered End in readiness for the half-time home delivered burgers, the Lions equalized. Typical. 1-1 at the break.
Out for the second half and we were half asleep as Naby Sarr had his pocket picked on the edge of his own box and the Millwall striker got away with not only a toilet roll but a right foot shot into the corner of our net. 1-2, same old, same old.
A few rubber mini Range Rovers fell out of the sky onto the pitch as we huffed and puffed, made the more difficult with red and white face masks on. Williams got injured literally with no one near him and from then on we knew it was going to be one of those days. Again
As the clock ticked down the dark clouds of the world grew overhead as another dismal derby day came to an end.
Essential workers we were not, and in injury time, we had overstayed our time outside as Millwall rammed home a 3rd like a dagger in the heart to join all the many others since 1996.
Close your eyes Addicks, stay at home, and hope this was all a bad dream.