Charlton Athletic 1 Nottingham Forest 1
A more spirited performance from Charlton today backed well by Charlton fans throughout – more on those brilliant Addicks later, who continue to protest outside the west stand as I type this.
The returning Callum Harriott made a shock start and was involved in almost every good move Charlton made. Playing in a midfield three he set up Makienok’s equaliser and almost grabbed a winner at the death. Charlton had the better chances, although Forest sounded more comfortable in possession.
At half-time though most Addicks thought the script had already been written when with Forest upping the pressure they scored in the 44th minute, the 4th time in 5 matches that Fraeye’s team have conceded right on half time.
The shorn Makienok poked in a peach of a Harriott cross on 70 minutes, but any hope of 3 points was snuffed out by two quick yellows and a following red for sub Holmes-Dennis who had only been on the pitch 10 minutes.
A point that keeps us in the bottom three and one from safety, but the big story at The Valley this afternoon was the huge turnout protesting against the mis-management of the club by the owner and his puppet administration. I watched some amazing scenes on social media and spoke to my mate in the midst of it. Proud to be CAFC tonight and more thoughts on that later.
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Relegation watch: Bristol City succumbed to an injury time goal at Reading, a late own goal prevented MK Dons winning at Leeds, likewise a Rotherham own goal gave Preston the 3 points at Deepdale. Huddersfield won 2-0 at Bolton blunting any revival from Neil Lennon’s side and Fulham lost at home to Sheffield Wednesday in Slavisa Jokanovic’s first game in charge.