Monday, 22 August 2011

Shared Points

There seems to be a fair amount of disappointment with our on Saturday. For me though, despite being 2-0 up at one stage, we never looked comfortable and Scunthorpe definitely saved their best performance of the season yet for their trip to The Valley. I thought they competed well and showed some good footballing skills. They were certainly better than their league position suggested.

Johnnie Jackson opened the scoring with a (lucky?) looping header. BWP headed home the second after a superb cross from Danny Hollands, and although the scoreline was flattering, Charlton looked on their way to making it four from four. Scunthorpe however were doing their best to ensure this was not the case.

The Iron found their opening through Bobby grant after 73 minutes which gave everyone around me the jitters. The Addicks still had opportunities to put the game out of reach but failed to do so and were made to pay inside the first minute of 5 minutes of added time. Scunny seemed to perk up at this point and they quickly grabbed their equaliser through Bobby Grant once more.

Charlton seemed a yard off the pace for most of the day. They definitely did not have the cohesion seen in previous games this season. Both opposition goals came from Charlton's failure to clear their lines properly, but we have to give credit to Scunthorpe, they worked hard and if truth be told, they were deserving of a point.

We aren't going to win every game this season, and I think before the season kicked off, most fans would have taken 10 points from a possible 12. We are still off to a great start yet there are signs of some inexperience within the team. There is plenty for Powell and his team to ponder on before Saturday's away trip to Bury.

In the meantime there is the simple matter of the Carling Cup tie against Reading tomorrow night. I'm hoping to see plenty of different faces in terms of squad selection. I'm not interested in the Cup and I'm hoping Powell puts out a second string against the Royals. I'm more interested in picking up two more good results against Bury and Sheffield Wednesday who we play over what will be a tough Bank Holiday weekend.

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