Charlton Athletic 3 AFC Wimbledon 2
Would you rather with 3-2 or 1-0?
A rather rag tag display today by both defences, but we scored more goals so collected another win, which was vital after the excellent one on the road midweek.
With tougher games coming up we have to defend better more coherently and consistently but in parts today we were playing at a different level to Wimbledon, but we are just unable to keep those levels up for sustained periods.
The Wombles more than played their part and look too good to go down, and at the finish hindsight might say that we managed the game out well, but it was not without some heart in mouth moments.
It was a pity to lose CBT early but DJ came on and had a great game, and it was a delicious pass to send Washington away to get the second.
I always feel that Washington is pivotal to this team. If he plays well, the team plays well, and his running off the shoulder and into the channels caused havoc all afternoon.
We weren’t the same force after Aneke went off, and although Burstow sped around as if trying to prove a point, he does have trouble imposing himself on games.
No idea why he got some boos from some of the crowd when he came on, pretty senseless really. For donkey’s years we’ve been saying that we wish we got these players back on loan after they are sold. As long as he is giving everything then support him like the other five loan players wearing our shirt.
I’d love to know the last time we scored from two corners. You can’t beat a good centre-half headed goal. If only Albie could be more consistent on set-plays. Nice cameo from Scott Fraser when he came on too.
It’s nice to be looking up and not down again, but a real run now of much more difficult games when they will all need to be at the top of their game, for the whole game.
Jacko: “It’s heart wrenching news for all of us at the club this week. Myself and a few of the lads were with Ben just last week when we climbed over The O2. He and his family came down and saw that. We had a quick catch up then and you’re hoping that it wouldn’t be the last time, but then obviously the news hit yesterday. It’s heartbreaking for us all.”
Mark Robinson: “Narrow defeat, small margins. We’ve obviously got done at two set-pieces which is a strength of ours. We’re disappointed about that, as it’s not something that happens very often.”
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