Charlton Athletic 2 Northampton Town 1
The players were back in the home dressing room tonight, which may well have inspired them to a home win!
In all seriousness changing in the bar or wherever they have been cannot have been helpful these last few months. The players also actually entered the pitch through the tunnel tonight, and not down the west stand steps. Little things.
We were deserved winners without being any more than effective, but it was still a very welcome win in front of home
fans seats. We were dominant throughout, although we can’t help but cause some slight nervousness for ourselves at the end.
In particular I though Millar and Washington were key, both found space, dragged their defenders around and sought width at every opportunity as well as put in crosses or enabled others to put in crosses many times. Both tracked back regularly as well and were my joint men of the match.
Washington got both the goals. I couldn’t watch the penalty, but he took it like a pro and the second one was a striker’s finish after some good attacking play.
Pratley and Pearce (combined age 104) had a quiet night, but didn’t put a foot wrong. Ben Amos didn’t have much to do but commanded his area very well when called upon.
I think Northampton showed the contrariety of the division tonight. They were no better than poor, but thrashed Portsmouth 4-1 three days ago.
I didn’t see a tunnel jump, but more good home times please.
“He (Washington) works so hard for the team, I’m so pleased for him. He does a lot of unselfish work and got his reward tonight.” – Lee Bowyer
Photo credit: Kyle Andrew