Thursday, 19 September 2013

Huddersfield 2 v Charlton Athletic 1

A frantic working Tuesday and an equally long Wednesday have delayed my post on the league match at the Galpharm. In fact, Tuesday was so all-consuming that I actually forgot we were playing as I worked through until bed-time. I was on the platform at Charlton station yesterday at 7.15 when I realised we had been in action and reached for my phone. Can't remember ever doing that before.

Disappointing news then that we slumped to another odd-goal defeat with a watery sounding performance punctuated only by a 25-yard consolation strike from new boy, Cameron Stewart. Much more will be expected on Saturday.

In looking for crumbs of comfort and reassurance, our stats at Huddersfield bettered theirs in a what was evidently a poor game. I am also heartened by the fact that we have now played four of our six away from home, although given our home form that might not prove to be a false dawn.

Predictably, Millwall got their first wins of the season as we were losing, and an impressive one in beating table-toppers Blackpool 3-1 at the New Den. They will arrive in good heart for Saturday and it feels like a case of "as you were" after the euphoria and expectation of them arriving bottom and winless with manager Steve Lomas attracting more of the Lions fans attention than their despised local rivals.

Perhaps the mid-week results will change the fortunes on Saturday and we might get our twelfth win over that lot. I think that's what it will take to add some balance to the week and not have us glumly looking at the tables on Saturday evening and again suffering the opprobrium of adding to our spectacularly poor record against our nearest rivals.

1 comment:

Tony said...

As mentioned on Charlton Life, be interesting to see if Sordell turns up for this (if picked).
Something tells me, he is going to go missing and both Bailey and Morrison punish us.
I hope i'm wrong.