It’s been well over a year since I last blogged about Charlton. Moving back to the UK, finding somewhere to live and starting a new job all meant that blogging about football had to be put on the sidelines. However, things are a little calmer now and I thought I’d add the occasional Charlton post to my Education Blog that I did manage to keep (just about) on top of.
Coincidently, my last Charlton post concerned the 3-2 victory over Bolton at The Valley in April, 2013. In that game, Charlton were 0-2 down and relegation seemed a real possibility. However, Johnnie Jackson got us back into the game with a battling solo effort and we went on to win 3-2; Yann Kermorgant bagging the winner from the penalty spot.
The other Charlton goal that afternoon was a towering header scored by former Addick, Dorian Dervite, who yesterday started in defence for Bolton Wanderers. Yesterday’s game lacked the excitement of the 3-2 comeback – but few games could rival that. What we did see was two very well taken goals; the first – a classy finish from Romanian striker, George Tucadean in the 28th minute. Jackson added the second in the 51st minute – finishing off a fine move down the right-hand-side in style. However, this time round it looked more like Bolton who would stage a comeback. Indeed, after Moxey pulled one back for The Trotters three minutes after Jackson’s goal, Charlton remained on the backfoot for the rest of the game.
Thankfully, our defensive performances this season have been superb and last night was no exception. Bikey and Ben Haim looked as solid as ever, although Wiggins made a couple of errors that appeared to suggest a few communication issues between the back four. Nevertheless, the Addicks held on and after 5 nervous minutes of stoppage time, Charlton took all three points and remain just outside the play-off positions in 7th place.