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Charlton Athletic 4 Coalville Town 1

Quite comfortable this afternoon in the end and another four goals scored at The Valley. Great credit to Coalville and especially Charlton fan Jake Eggleton. I hope their supporters enjoyed their afternoon and they win promotion at the end of the season.

I thought we scored that 2nd goal at just the right time, but non-league defending in the 52nd minute offered The Ravens a path back into the game at 2-1, but in the rain we settled down again and following a raft of substitutions got the important 3rd as they started to tire.

That was Jack Payne’s 2nd goal, and third in a week. Jayden Stockley’s header was sandwiched between them and right on the 90 substitute Chuks Aneke secured the victory.

There was still time for Addicks’ fan Eggleton to realize a dream and score a goal at The Valley but his header was cleared off the line at the Jimmy Seed

Still a mystery why Jake Forster Caskey had to start on the bench. Conor McGrandles has not shown why he is better. Good to see the two strikers score, and I was impressed again with Tyreece Campbell.

One worry is the injury to Terell Thomas, who went off injured in the first half. Young Zach Mitchell replaced him.

A crowd of just 4,707 with 1,670 from Nottinghamshire saw us move onwards in another cup competition.

Ben Garner: “From our perspective, I thought we were really professional, a good performance. We probably should have scored more goals but other than that, a really good performance and safely through to the next round.”

Stats (CAFC first): Possession – 76% / 24%; Shots (on target) – 30 (6) / 9 (3)

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Daggs #

    Good result, without going overboard about it. Hoping for home draw in Rd2

    P.S. TS couldn’t exaggerate the attendance today (season tickets not being valid) Which shows just how small the crowd is becoming. Even taking into account Coalville being non-league.

    November 5, 2022
  2. Chris #

    Have to agree CA….like you I’m disappointed that JFC did not start the game after his performance on Wednesday.
    Jaden looked so pleased to score after his long goal drought.
    A solid performance and praise must go to the players and backroom staff of Coalville and hope they have a good season.

    November 5, 2022
  3. JOHN F GOSS #

    Yes I attended the tie was special for me and the Coalville Town fans I was so pleased for them making a trip to the Valley they can talk about their goal for ever. Good performances all round for us I don’t believe in slagging any of our team, there their to do a job as best as they can.

    November 6, 2022
  4. Shadow Play #

    An entertaining game, we attacked it from the off and had thirty shots on goal, although most were blocked or just missed. All in all we showed good energy and put the game to bed without too much drama.

    With Mandela Egbo and Eoghan O’Connell injured and Terell Thomas going off with an as yet undefined injury we are potentially down to two senior central defenders, one of whom has an injury record while the other looks to be a tad off his game. Sending Deji Elerewe and Charlie Barker out on-loan looks a tad foolish now. The January window looks a long way off at the moment and it looks likely that we are going to be spending what money we have reinforcing areas like defence depth than in getting in attacking players.

    November 6, 2022
  5. Terry #

    The most striking thing for me is the number of missed shots on the Coalville goal. With 30 shots only 9 on goal and only 4 successful. While as expected Coalville lined up for a defensive game, I was disappointed by the number of the Addicts missed shots particularly from Morgan.

    November 6, 2022

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