Charlton Athletic 2 Nottingham Forest 1
A very impressive result tonight against a team that had won five of their last six and with a very makeshift team, and all of our first choice defenders out.
Wilson, Gomez, Diarra and Fox began at the back, but Luzon sensibly changed it at half-time replacing Wilson who was struggling against Antonio’s pace and trickery. Gomez coped much better at right back and also got forward much more and Bikey, dropped and suddenly in the past fortnight third choice centre-half, also did a good job of steadying the ship.
Frederic Bulot has come back from the African Nations a different player. He scored a Gudmundsson-esque free-kick in the 7th minute after we started well, and then completely against the run of play, the man on loan from Standard Liege fired in from close range to put us ahead again after danger man Antonio had equalized.
I listened in on CAFC Player, and after the great attacking display of Saturday, this was a performance that needed resolve and endeavour.
The Player commentary fell off with technical issues with about 15 to go so I was left to sit at my desk refreshing Twitter every millisecond, but it appears that we saw the game out comfortably for another excellent win.
I hope that injuries to Solly, Johnson and Gudmundsson will quickly repair. Harriott also went off injured
Credit to Guy Luzon for bringing simplicity, organisation and much pride back to SE7.
Addick Bloggers at The Valley: Hungry Ted; I could be wrong, I could be right; Chris Powell’s Flat Cap; Drinking During the Game; Blackheath Addick.
Elsewhere in The Championship: Middlesbrough comfortably beat Millwall 3-0, Derby lost again, this time at Brighton. Dale Stpehens on the scoresheet. Yann both Bournemouth goals in their 2-1 win over Wolves, Cardiff won 3-1 at Rotherham and Watford beat Fulham 1-0.