Charlton Athletic 2 Swindon Town 2
Two more points dropped. How many times can we give a team a two-goal lead. Can we at least next time start the game 0-2 down, so it gives us 90 minutes to get them back?
Get bored of saying this, but this team makes it hard to build real trust in, and affinity with. It’s extremely hard to look at the games since November and think we are anything other than a mid-table side.
Today we started well, but were 0-1 down at five past three! The defending was atrocious. Ben Amos also looks as if he is lacking confidence, but that is probably not surprising.
Second half was great, in isolation, but again Bowyer had to throw all five subs on. Andrew Shinnie made a real difference, and I now hope he sticks with him, Morgan and JFC as the midfield core, with the experience of Pratley and Watson added when needed.
The front five that got time today all made a favourable impression. Miller’s touch lets him down occasionally and it is why he’s on loan in League One, but he works hard, wants to take his man on and can move defence into attack quickly. I liked him playing in the hole too.
Schwartz needs to play off a big man, but his poaching instincts twice came to the fore. In the first couple of minutes he intercepted a back pass, did everything right, but saw his shot saved, and then in the 2nd half he buried a chance, but the goal was wiped out for offside, which apparently it wasn’t.
Washington was busy and could have, should have got the winner at the death. Stockley’s touch and awareness looked a class above League One. Very early days but a good introduction for sure. Then once more Aneke was a real handful, scored one, should have had a hat-trick.
Frustration reigns, taking over from the anger of earlier. Question is are we a team about to go on some blockbusting run, or are we no better than mid table?
📢: “They’re a team I know with a big, big squad and some good, good players – especially attacking-wise. They brought them all on in the second half, and I knew it would be tough with them coming at us.” – John Sheridan
🖊: Albury Addick; Blackheath Addick; Drinking During the Game.
📷: Keith Gillard
L1️⃣: Hull won comfortably at Portsmouth 4-0, which was a real statement. Lincoln stay with them at the top after being Northampton 2-1. Peterborough won 1-0 at Ipswich and are 3rd. We incredibly are still 6th but 2 points behind Doncaster, who have 4 games in hand.