Birmingham City 1 Charlton Athletic 1
Gut wrenching. 93rd minute. What a hammer blow.
If we are going to do this, then it will be the bloody hard way…. always.
Absolutely gutted tonight. One point from the last two games. Even two would have given us something to cling onto. F sake.
Strange game really to summarize. We unusually had the majority of the possession, but they had 23 shots to our 7. Phillips could be criticized for their goal, but blimey he had a brilliant game, and without him we would have not have been clinging onto a 1-0 lead into injury time. Brilliant penalty save by the way.
I didn’t think we played as well as we had. Our passing was a little off, and there were many very sloppy stray passes. Cullen’s for the penalty as an example. Cullen’s ‘worst’ game and I invert the word worst, because the boy was hardly terrible.
McGeady, Lockyer and Field all played well.
Goals though eh? Last time we scored twice was at Wembley wasn’t it? Seems like it. Terrific run from Doughty for Bonne to finish into an empty net, but then he misses a sitter, same move yet their keeper was lying in front of him. Can’t find the net. Hemed was good I thought, but never going to score is he? I mean he’s scored over 100 goals in his career. But ain’t ever going to score again.
Aneke was good too when he came on. Our best sub. I wish we only had three subs. Easy For others to be a Monday morning quarter back after the final whistle, but at the time I was okay with Bowyer’s subs. But I just don’t know if you want to change half your team in a 20 minute window.
Doughty is such a great outlet, as is Jonny, and Morgan and Sarr just did not hang onto the ball as much as the players they replaced. Yet, to the Blues’ credit they kept coming for us, and for the 7th time this season we concede in injury time.
The hard way, this is Charlton after all.
Bow said: “We can’t see a game out, we don’t manage it well. Other teams they manage the game better going into injury time, they slow things down, they get fouls, they buy fouls, we don’t do that.”
Elsewhere: Stoke drew at Bristol City tonight. Middlesbrough had a big win at Reading last night, Wigan had an even bigger win at home to Hull. Huddersfield grabbed a point at Hillsborough and Luton were held at home by QPR.
Photo: Kyle Andrews.