Saturday, 9 September 2017

Charlton Athletic 2 v Southend United 1

Five wins from six and up to second in the table. Winning breeds confidence and may have helped us to a victory we might not have secured last season. Two goals from Magennis and Holmes in quick succession after twenty minutes of the second-half won the match but the Shrimpers did pull one back and we had the usual nervy last ten as they pressed for an equaliser. Tuesday evening will be the best test yet of our promotional credentials, especially as Wigan went down to the only goal of the match at table-toppers Shrewsbury Town.

I went over the hill to see Welling beat Poole Town 2-0 in an enjoyable match watched by considerably fewer than the 12,000 at the Valley. Welling took some time to get on top but when they did, they should have taken the lead just before the break but a one-on-one was wasted. After the break, Welling's fine wing-play from Christian Nanetti and Jeff Monakana put Poole under pressure and lead to two well taken goals. The first saw Colchester loaned Eli Phipps take a ball in from Monakana and turned two defenders inside-out before his shot squirmed in off Hutchings in the Poole goal. The second wasn't long in coming and Joe Healy powered a glancing header in from another fine right-wing cross from Monakana. Poole saw an effort headed off the line in the 90th minute and they hit the bar from the resulting corner but it was too little too late. I might just journey over the hill on Tuesday to see if the Wings can double-up by beating division whipping boys, Whitehawk. As fellow-Addick Tony said today,  "once a Wing, always a Wing!"


1 comment:

Tony said...

Welling -1 goal 23/20 on Bet365.
Following the performances on Saturday of both welling and Whitehawk, this has to be a banker, doesn't it?
See you tomorrow.
You know it makes sense.