About Me

Old Coulsdon, United Kingdom
An acquired refugee from the days of exile at Selhurst Park, my first game being a dreary 1-1 draw with Millwall. I followed the team back to The Valley, and have now been with them for over twenty years. You will find me in the Rose of Denmark or in the Lower West. Follow me on Twitter @DeepestDarkest1

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Charlton 2 Wolves 1

It seemed wholly appropriate, that a scrappy game should be won by two scrappy goals. Apart from Henry's speculative forty five yard effort that almost caught Hamer napping, and a Fuller drive pushed away by De Vries there was not a single other shot on goal in the first half. Indeed, if it hadn't been for the Henry shot hitting the junction between crossbar and post, waking the crowd up at least, I suspect most fans of both teams could have slept through the first half, and not missed anything else of any particular note.

It took until ten minutes into the second half for Charlton to even register another shot on goal, but there then followed three in quick succession, as a jaded Charlton finally started to exert some pressure. The reward was a goal line scramble from a mishit Green corner that eventually Dervitte managed to poke home in a crowded goalmouth. Three minutes later, and all was level again, as Doyle headed in a cross. Given the lack of ambition shown by Wolves, and the inability of Charlton to break down a five man midfield, a draw seemed to be on the cards. It would have been unfair on Charlton though, as Wolves this week, were every bit as bad as Leeds were two weeks ago,

The only shining lights in this miserable game were Green and Dervitte. On for the injured Jackson, Green caused problems with his crosses from the minute he came on, and was involved in both Charlton goals'. Dervitte also did a good job today defensively, as well as getting the first goal, and probably just edged it as man of the match for me. Meanwhile, impact sub Obika, made it a copycat end to the game, scoring once more late on to secure the three points, just as he did against Leeds. 

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