Rochdale 0 Charlton Athletic 2
Right. Now let’s go on a run.
A dominate performance today at Rochdale. An early goal, then another one for breathing space, their woodwork rattled three times, some good movement off the ball and a very assured defensive display.
Deji was excellent, Gunter better, Pearce better suited and I do like Purrington in there at left back. He is an established defender who reads the game well.
The midfield won a lot of second balls, which thwarted any pressure and meant we spent much more time in their half with the ball.
Millar was a constant dynamic menace, while Shinnie was much more relevant. And then up top Stockley and Aneke were a real powerful threat. Aneke was excellent, scored one and unfortunate to not have a hattrick.
Diallang Jaiyesimi (let’s go with DJ) also had a very nice cameo when he came on for Shinnie with 12 minutes left.
No need to change the team at half-time, no need to watch a game with either your hands over your eyes or head on the laptop. It was good, it was a start, but it will mean bugger all unless we repeat those levels again next week.
📢: “Now, it’s come to that point where we have to go on a run, a big run” – Lee Bowyer
🖊: Addicks Third Division Diary.
📸: Kyle Andrews.
1️⃣: After runaway Lincoln won at Gillingham Friday night, today Burton upset Hull 1-0, and there were draws for Portsmouth, Sunderland and Accrington against Plymouth, MK Dons and Northampton respectively. Donny beat Oxford in the game of the day 3-2 and Peterborough beat Crewe 2-0 on a pitch that looks pretty atrocious.