Charlton Athletic 3 Scunthorpe United 1
Played in front of a depressingly paltry band of Addicks, those that decided not to clean their fridges or put their socks into pairs were rewarded with a good game, three cracking goals and an impressive victory.
Lookman’s first was something else, and I always welcome a Jacko goal. Rudd kept us ahead at 2-1, and Ulvestad played very well by all accounts and I’m looking forward to seeing him next Saturday. Hopefully Holmes will be fit too.
Sadly we will miss Lookman, who continues to shine and improve and impress other team’s scouts. I hope we can at least keep him the season. His goals, if Slade can play him in his best position, will be paramount to any kind of promotion push.
Scunny are a good side, and I wasn’t the only one that had them down as promotion potentials pre-season. Saturday’s result builds momentum for Slade, and I hope that that doesn’t all come crumbling down on Swindon when we are forced to play missing four players live on the box. What could go wrong.
As for the attendance on Saturday. There were some ultra gloomy photos of a deserted Valley. It was the lowest home FA Cup crowd since Charlton joined the league in 1921.
On 30th November 1927 we played Merthyr Town in a 1st Round Replay in front of 3,875 at The Valley. The game was played on a Wednesday afternoon! And I very much doubt that there were any Merthyr fans present meaning that Saturday’s FA Cup game game was watched by the least amount of Addicks ever. So sad.
Addick Bloggers at The Valley: Chris Powell’s Flat Cap;