Stockport County 3 Charlton Athletic 1
To the surprise of no one, Charlton exited the FA Cup last night at the home of L2 12th placed Stockport County, where a crowd twice the size of the one at The Valley saw a comfortable win for the home side.
Stockport are a club on the up with good ownership and an impressive manager. We may well pass them on the way down.
I had a ready made excuse not to watch as I was at my team’s Christmas lunch, so the game passed me by as did the afternoon and evening.
It sounded another abysmal display where we were well and truly outplayed. Even an early lead couldn’t help us. That was our only shot on target, an own goal..
Anthony Hayes team selection raised a fair number of questions, namely the dropping of George Dobson.
The players are staying up in Lancashire and Hayes will now have a few more days to prepare and plan for the trip to bottom club Morecambe on Saturday.
Addicks’ fans unveiled a ‘Sandgaard Out” banner at the game. What a mess.
Anthony Hayes: “The important thing between now and Saturday is to recover, use the time we have at the hotel to go through tonight’s game and prepare as best we can for the game against Morecambe.”
Stats (CAFC first): Possession – 58% / 42%; Shots (on target) – 18 (6) / 5 (1)