Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Awayday success continues

Another good result on the road put Charlton three points clear at the top of League One after Huddersfield could only manage a draw at Scunthorpe. Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his 9th and 10th of the season to extend Charlton's impressive away record.

The Addicks were dominant in the opening 45 minutes with Wright-Phillips opening the scoring after only six minutes. The striker tapped in a loose ball after Yann Kermorgant narrowly missed putting Charlton ahead with a spectacular overhead kick, which came back off a post.

The move was started by Rhoys Wiggins who tore down the flank and his cross came off a Wycombe defender which allowed Kermorgant to get his opportunity. Wiggins has been excellent for us lately and his influence showed again.

Bradley's finish for the second goal was superb. A neat ball from Danny Hollands sent him away and he found the bottom corner brilliantly. It's another great start for the striker, his goals are going to be essential in our promotion campaign so I hope we manage to keep him fit.

The second half was a different affair. As seems to be customary with this team, we grab a two goal lead and things start to get a bit shaky. Wycombe had some good spells with the ball, and whilst in the first half they failed to create anything of note, in the second period they looked a bit more likely to do something.

The hosts got their goal on 63 minutes after Ben Hamer pulled off two amazing point blank saves to deny Wycombe, but the ball eventually fell for Stuart Beavon who made sure it was third time lucky. Beavon could have opened his account 10 minutes earlier, but Hamer pushed a long range effort from the winger over the bar.

All in all it was a good night's work for the team. The second half was a bit nervy, and there were times when we should have been holding on to the ball for longer, but chose long clearances over finding another red shirt. That said, Wycombe pressured us a lot more in the second half and deserved their goal.

A trickier tie is on the horizon next with a trip to Hartlepool. If we can keep our form going into November it should stand us in good stead, as we face some particularly difficult sides over the next few weeks.

2 comments:

  1. great post, not to criticize but we are no longer unbeaten away after the stevenage game, although we do have the best away form in the country according to sky sports which is something to be very proud of.

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  2. Always happy for corrections...I was there, I saw the Stevenage defeat. That's what you get for rushing out a blog post whilst trying to do some work.

    Thanks for the reminder!

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