Charlton Athletic 2 Cambridge United 0
There’s a fair number of North American West Coast Addicks, and I got to feel their pain today when the alarm woke me early in San Francisco to sit down to watch the game. The other inconvenience is that after a very satisfactory win it’s possibly a little too early to crack the beers open!
Actually that win was more than satisfying, it was a big win against a side that made it very difficult for us, carved out chances and drew us into an ugly booking-fest match.
Conor Washington was excellent on Tuesday and he was again today and got both goals. The first coming against the run of play on half hour when he turned on a sixpence in the box to fire home.
We had to rely on Scott MacGillivray at least twice as the game opened up in the 2nd half. This game was the polar opposite of Tuesday but the grit, determination and pressing was still very much in evidence and Jacko’s side proved that they can win in different ways.
Cambridge continued with their spoiling tactics but with the clock ticking down Washington smacked home a loose ball in the box in front of the Covered End.
Over to you Thomas….
Jacko: “It was a bit scrappy, not as pretty as I would like, probably not as pretty as Tuesday night but the outcome is the same – a win’s a win. A 2-0 win with a clean sheet so I’m really pleased.”
Photo credit: Kyle Andrews
A tough game, but importantly we found a different way to get over the line than we did in the win against Ipswich. Sometimes you just have to graft hard, ride your luck a bit and this was one of those games. We took our chances, they didn’t and we needed certainly Craig McGillivray to be on form. One or two players also looked a bit tired – notably Dobson who didn’t seem to have his usual high energy game. Onto Plymouth….
Rumours abound that JJ will be appointed permanent manager early next week…