Charlton Athletic 1 Chesterfield 0
On another day when the divison’s top sides showed promotion qualities, Charlton finally awoke from a slumber to win late against the division’s bottom side. It was a welcome win, and much needed, but can’t conceal another dismal negative performance from Slade’s side.
As one of my commenters told me the CARD flag day was a little flat along with the rest of the atmosphere, but hardly surprising when the real crowd, we are reliably informed, was less than 7,000. Some of the pictures of rows and blocks of empty seats is the legacy that Duchatelet and Meire are building for our great club. Truly shameful.
Ajose did little to suggest he can get 5 goals this season, let alone 20, but it was his replacement Lee Novak, who broke Chesterfield’s hearts scoring late against the team he starred for on loan last season. Slade must feel very relieved, and suddenly as we sit 14th in the table, we can look up and not down, but we are not in the same room as Scunthorpe, Bolton, Bradford and Sheffield United.