Charlton Athletic 4 Exeter City 2
A happy Valley last night, sadly with swathes of empty seats in it, but smiles all around after a much needed win. Can we play a team from Devon every Tuesday night please?
I missed the game due to work stuff, so had to grab sneaky looks at my phone and how nice it was to see the GOAL GIF flash up not once but four times, the last two at very good times in the match.
I will have to watch the goals later as I’m about to run to a breakfast meeting, but what was it…. a deflection, an own goal, a tap in and a bullet header from the smallest man in the league.
Still leaky at the back, but in fairness one was a cracker it sounded and you have to have a soft spot for Jay Stansfield, and the other a dodgy penalty.
Here’s hoping that young Leaburn is now not going to out injured. Garner having the ability to recycle him, Stockley and a fit Aneke, even piecemeal is a huge boost.
We now have to make this winning a habit.
Ben Garner: “I’d like to thank the supporters. For the run that we have been on, it could have been a bit flat, it could have been a little bit toxic but it wasn’t, it was positive.”
Stats (CAFC first): Possession – 49% / 51%; Passes – 394 / 399; Accurate passes – 309 / 311; Shots (on target) – 15 (6) / 12 (4)