Well, well, well. Don't think too many saw that coming. Powell's 4-5-1 took on promotion fancied Blackpool, matched and then bettered them on their patch this afternoon. The three points move us up to 15th and all of sudden we are high again.
I would have preferred a more conventional 4-4-2 because I felt sure Blackpool would score and that we might struggle to change our game. As it was, Ricardo Fuller lead the line brilliantly and was too hot for the hosts. He crashed a header off the underside of the bar and saw a shot saved low down at Gilks' post in the first-half.
After the break we moved up and at the first corner I thought of New York Addicks astute view that Cort was a great all-season bet for first goal at circa 16-1. He buried the header and we had our noses in front. After that we coped really well by the sounds of it and the champers arrived with screaming commentary as Sir Chris Solly, playing on the wrong side, met a ball miles out and drove it with the outside of his trusty right boot straight into the top corner to win the game.I don't know how many Addicks were there today - I think Airman must have been warned about posting on Charlton Life - but however many or few, you could hear them loudly and clearly. Even after the whistle and the commentary had stopped, you could hear the wooooo-haayyys as Chris Powell made his victory leaps from the Blackpool tunnel.
We are struggling to get momentum at the moment and what we don't need is a two week lay-off. Still, we may get one or two fit again - Green limped off after twenty minutes - before we face a Yorky double-header against T'Barnsley and T'Leeds. Turned out nice again Mother.