Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Blackpool 0 v Charlton Athletic 3

Another 3-0 Guy Luzon victory. It looked predictable based on league position and form but sides cut adrift, like Blackpool, invariably rally towards the end and I wouldn't have been at all surprised if they had seen us off on a Tuesday evening in front of a small gate.

Credit then to Luzon and his players who were clearly up for it. He made four changes to Saturday's line-up and we looked weaker as a result but after Chris Eagles tucked in from a Lewis save from Gudmundsson we didn't really look in any trouble and Simon Church netted on the hour to make the match safe. Simon Church deserves some praise for sticking at it after having to drop down the rankings and whilst his goal may well be his last in an Addicks shirt, he can hold his head up when he comes to talk about his time at Charlton.

Gudmundson then iced the cake at the end with a trademark free-kick. Oh how we must try to ensure he starts in August. I wasn't particularly enamoured with Eagles signing but given affordability he clearly still has goals from midfield left in him and would be another I would be pleased to see return after the Summer holidays.

The win sees us climb above Sheffield Wednesday into 11th and put a few points between us and Leeds, who play this evening at Fulham. It's time to step up again at the Valley on Saturday and show Arsenal how to beat Reading.

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