Charlton Athletic 2 Shrewsbury Town 0
The final Valley game of the season and a victory in front of a crowd of 11,207. I wonder how many of those will buy a season ticket for next season?
It was typical of an end of season game, the first half was pretty turgid but the second was better and after Craig MacGillivray made a double save just after the start we were the dominant side with the Shrews rarely gambling men forward into dangerous offensive areas.
Just after an hour Albie Morgan who tried hard to please on his 100th Addicks’ appearance swung in a corner for Stockley to head home his 20th goal of the season, 7 of those have been in cup games.
The Shrews’ Udoh did then make a marauding run and managed to get a shot off hard and low but MacGillivray got down well to it.
Another Morgan set piece was delivered to the far post where substitute Chuks Aneke headed an unstoppable goal into the top right hand corner.
That was game over allowing for a tepid tunnel jump and a walk around the pitch from the players to signal the (almost) end of one of the most disappointing season’s in my time as a supporter.
A couple of other things before I leave you. There’s been a lot of talk about players not having contracts renewed, but after once again Charlton TV missed a goal due to showing some other random footage, I’m curious to know if it is not time for a new producer?
Nonetheless it was lovely to see the impossibly handsome Yann Kermorgant in the studio.
Lastly, the game was stopped for almost 10 minutes before Morgan placed a free-kick on Aneke’s head to score the 2nd. Shrewsbury’s Slovak ‘keeper Marko Marosi accused a fan in the lower Covered End of ‘discrimatory abuse’. Marosi was clearly rattled and the referee consulted captains, managers and security and there was a lot of finger pointing at fans sat behind the goal.
I hope the club taken proper action as there is no place for this brainless idiocy at the club, but the whole incident was shrouded in confusion tonight. I am sure there will more to come on that, but it is apparent the wrong fans were pointed out and ejected.
Jacko: “I’m really pleased that we’ve managed to send the supporters home happy,” Jackson told CharltonTV post-match. “That’s the end of our home campaign and obviously it’s not been as good as we’ve wanted it to be, but it’s really nice to end on a positive note with a good win, a good performance and a clean sheet.”