Charlton Athletic 2 Scunthorpe United 1
A much needed 3 points at an empty Valley last night with the unofficial crowd pegged at less than 5,000.
It sounded a much better performance but it also sounded a match very much played out by two of the countries least in form sides, but after a dreadful February we finally got a reaction and won one of our ‘cup ties.’
Mind you the winner came unexpectedly. By this time I was in the pub after turning off the commentary fully expecting Scunny to be the winner if there was to be one. Once they equalised they were certainly in the driving seat as I left the office. A text from my brother along the lines of “thank gosh for that” made me check to see that Tony Watt had converted a 90th minute penalty and was abruptly booked for diving into the Covered End.
Watt tweeted after: “What a feeling! A long time coming but worth the wait to do it in front of the Covered End. Thank you for the support tonight. Unreal.”
I really, really do want to love him. That was the Scot’s first Charlton goal since August 2015. Let’s hope it is not another false dawn.
The win lifts us to 14th and 9 points above the bottom four. Hopefully Robinson can instill a little run now, which would cheer the place up. How utterly depressing to see The Valley so empty last night.
Thank you so much Roland and Katrien for your legacy.
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