Sunday, 20 August 2017

Charlton Athletic 4 v Northampton Town 1

I was away camping this weekend but crept into the car to tune in at 4pm to catch-up on the Addicks. Radio 5 were covering Liverpool v Palace but flitting around the grounds. It was fully 25 minutes before I heard we were two-up and then shortly after that the Cobblers had pulled one back. I could imagine the mass nail-biting in SE7 and decided to switch off.  I then got a couple of texts confirming a surprise 4-1 victory.

It sounds like we played well but Northampton probably aren't this seasons yardstick. Two mates included the word 'flattered' in their updates but the post-match views on Charlton Life are very positive.

It was good to see Holmes firing another peach against his old side and that Forster-Caskey scored a late double. That probably won't help Robinson's case for another goal-scorer and I can hear Duchatelet saying "let's see where we are at Christmas." Josh Magennis' header after two minutes put us at ease and playing with one up front, this is the sort of scoreline and performance Robinson believes we can trot out week in, week out. 

Two away games in-a-row at Rotherham and then Oldham, neither of whom have started particularly well. Rotherham have lost twice whereas Oldham are bottom of the table and are still looking for their first point. 

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