Fleetwood Town 1 Charlton Athletic 1
We started on fire today taking the lead following a lovely move and a cross by Andrew Shinnie so delicious that it was asking to be gobbled up, and it was. Jayden Stockley scoring with a diving header after 6 minutes.
And that was that, because what followed was dreadful.
The goal was the only shot we had on goal all game as we lofted long ball after long ball with no end or middle product. We gave the ball away and cheap fouls and played like a group of strangers.
The performance lacked identity, intelligence or the slightest glint of finesse.
It was only down to Ben Amos that we left with an undeserved point, as Fleetwood peppered our goal in the 2nd half. The conditions were awful with a swirling wind, which made it even more confusing we didn’t get the ball down more often.
It was good to see Akin Famewo back, albeit a bit rusty, and Deji was competent enough alongside him, but the midfield was non-existent and whilst Stockley is prepared to chase lost causes, Schwartz is your school playground goal-hanger who wants the ball played to his feet with an open goal at his mercy.
I’m sorry Thomas, but Ronnie looks a complete waste of money.
Fleetwood have won once in twelve games and are 16th, a place below Gillingham, who beat us last week. Next up bottom side Burton, who have already embarrassed us once this season.
Are we any good. Do we have any fight or reasons for optimism? My glass is very half empty.
🗯: “We asked them questions when we were against the wind. Then with the wind in the second half, we had to play a different style and we dominated.We were inches away from getting that second goal, but it just wasn’t to be.” – Simon Grayson
🖌: Albury Addick; Blackheath Addick;
📷: Kyle Andrews