Charlton Athletic 0 Peterborough United 1
Can we not play away every week? Another home defeat, six wins all season, and just two since before Christmas.
For all of our possession I thought it was clear where the two teams sit in the table. Hard to be too disappointed, we played alright just lacked that bit of quality and final ball in and around their box. They were happy to soak up the pressure, and our set-plays were not like they have been under Adkins. Perhaps we should have saved a goal from Tuesday!
We were slow out of the blocks again, this time conceding, but we worked ourselves back into the game and yet for another missed penalty – that’s three this season – the result might have been very different, although I suspect we may have seen a more progressive performance from Peterborough 2nd half if we had equalized.
Defensively we looked okay and there were less errors at the back, The closest we came was a JFC shot that deflected just the wrong side of the post.
I’m not too sure why Adkins waited so long to put Washington and Aneke on. Stockley was marked the best I have seen since he joined, and it was clear we needed more imagination up front
Posh and Hull are clearly a cut above whilst the rest of the pack battle for the four play-off places. Hate to use this expression but Tuesday is huge. 4 games left.
Nigel Adkins: “They obviously have a goal to defend and they’ve sat back in numbers and defended the goal well. But they’re a team that are going to get promoted, they’re very good in possession, and we’ve dominated the ball. However, it’s about putting it in the back of the net.”
Photo credit: Kyle Andrews