Saturday, 18 March 2017

Sheffield United 2 v Charlton Athletic 1

Home late this morning after a day and a night at Lingfield races. Couldn't manage to land a single winner and I also failed to back Sizing John in the Gold Cup which just about everyone in our group was on. Not my lucky day and I knew today wouldn't be either.

Sheffield United are heading back to the Championship after a lengthy exit and with Chris Wilder in charge I fully expected us to be beaten. Wilder had the last laugh but it appears we gave them a game and were unfortunate not to have been ahead at half-time. We managed seven efforts on goal before the Blades scored from their first and we had a Ricky Holmes free-kick that put us one up and a Tony WTT overhead kick which struck the bar. Typically we weren't so clever after the break and conceded the inevitable winner.

I followed our game on Charlton Life but watched Scotland recover some dignity from last week's drubbing to rack up a win and bonus point to finish level second (fourth) behind England who were finally halted by a proud Irish side, the first to beat them in 19 games.

We need to find another three points to avoid squeaky-bum time. Peterborough away in a fortnight might not be the day but we have Southend at home on the 8th April and that looks our best chance before we play a series of six pointers we can't afford to lose.

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