Thursday, 21 July 2011

Aldershot Town 1 v Charlton Athletic 1

A friendly draw for the Addicks last night away at Aldershot. A squad of 18 made the trip and for the first time I think it represented Powell's first eleven barring several unavailable players; Elliot, Solly, Taylor, Morrison, Wiggins, Green, Hollands, Bover-Izquierdo, Jackson, Wright-Phillips and Benson. Alonso is apparently carrying a back injury and Evina was again absent, although I am unsure why - perhaps we will see him at Woking on Saturday?

Morrison conceded a penalty in the first-half which the Shots missed and Danny Green hit the bar from 30 yards. Shortly after the break, Benson headed home a Green cross before the Shots came back strongly and levelled after 68 minutes. We introduced three midfield substitutes before the end.

Hard to glean much from this but the comments from those posting during the game suggest Morrison might be short of fitness (or genuinely struggling) and Bover-Izquierdo is shining, if tiring in games, as he was the first to be subbed.

The obvious fact is that we look to be competitive in games, which is the key for me as fitness improves and the players get to know each other in first-team action.


  1. As an addick living in Sheffield, I hear nothing but bad reports about Morrison, infact nearly every Wednesday supporter that I speak to says they are bemused by our purchase.

  2. Anon - early days but an Owl commented on here that he "was worse than uselss."


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