Saturday, 21 August 2010

Charlton Athletic 1 v Oldham Athletic 1

A frustrating and ultimately disappointing match for Addicks fans. Oldham came to do a job like last season and it got them a draw, just like last season. To their credit they were far more positive and might even have snatched a win. Charlton simply didn't do enough to earn the win and it was something of a wake-up call.

Our goal was unexpected when it arrived when Waggy received a ball unmarked at the back of the box and instinctively steered it home. Oldham's wasn't dissimilar as a Doherty header fell to the impressive Furman who took a touch before crashing a shore past Elliott into the roof the Charlton net.

Rob Elliott made a save in each half which kept us in it. The back four generally held firm although both Jackson and Francis made errors as the Latics pushed on. We struggled in midfield all day and Thierry Racon simply didn't do enough. MacCormack was overrun and our wide players played well enough although the supply to Abbott and Martin was poor.

Our attacking play was stunted and with limited ammunition it was no surprise that Pawel Abbott had an indifferent game against his former team-mates. Lee Martin persevered but was short enough on class to open the Latics defence.

We will play better and lose this season so I have no complaints. The honeymoon is over and next week's trip to Huddersfield will be a significant test.

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