Accrington Stanley 2 Charlton Athletic 1
7 league games without a win and just one goal in five games, that a fortuitous penalty given for handball yesterday.
In full disclosure I gave yesterday a miss, deciding instead to do something more worthwhile than put myself through another hour and half of oppression.
Checking the score on Twitter we started well, won a few corners, had a shot saved and then took the lead. I checked back a bit later and we were 2-1 behind. The rot was back.
The 2nd half has been compared to some other dark days in our recent history. Not even a shot at goal in the last half hour after Stanley went down to 10-men. Rightly so I understand the players got slaughtered as they left the field by those Addicks that had made the journey.
It was a gutless performance and I have been slow to blame Jacko hoping he could turn this around but he looks lost and clueless and apparent clear the air talks are not improving defending, tactics, comradeship or frankly looking like they even give a toss.
Now with 10 games left we are bottom of the form table anxiously looking over our shoulder with a now massive game coming up Tuesday.
Jacko: “The players have to step up now. It’s my task to try and rebuild this team, this football club and I need to see who wants to be on that journey. Obviously, what I’m seeing at the minute is not good.”
John Coleman: “We have done the double over Charlton and play Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday – one of the fans said to me that was the stuff of dreams for Accrington Stanley years ago.”
Photo credit: Kyle Andrews