Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Charlton Athletic 2 v Scunthorpe United 1

In the battle of the division's two most currently woeful sides, the Addicks emerged victorious thanks to a 90th minute Watt penalty. Barring another five consecutive defeats, the three points should ensure League One safety this season.

The match was delayed 15 minutes due to train delays from London Bridge following an earlier security alert. The gate was again pitiful with barely 5,000 in attendance.

Charlton had the better first-half and a side-volley by Jackson from a Holmes corner after half-an-hour gave them the lead.

The Iron came back in the second-half and managed an equaliser after Rudd fumbled a high ball. The also hit the inside of the post and looked more likely to get a winner before Tex was bundled over in the box at the finish.

It was my fourth consecutive home miss and I won't be there on Saturday either as I have something far more enjoyable to do.  I may take the Bradford match in on Tuesday but it now looks like I may have become another casual boycotter.  There isn't a remaining fixture I have any motivation or incentive to attend although I am overdue a drink with mates. That will need to be an organised effort though given none of them are going regularly any longer.

Meanwhile, Katrien Meire's war on fans continued yesterday with news that she wants to take control of the supporters' Player of the Year event. She wasn't happy playing second fiddle last year and is now making a play for it this year and dictating times and who will be allowed to participate in organisation and who won't. Ordinarily I haven't bothered with these in recent times but I will make an exception to support a rival event in the circumstances, whether the players are banned from attending or not.

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