Charlton Athletic 1 Bradford City 1
Another draw but a decent one for a supportive Valley crowd.
We didn’t appear to get to grips with whatever system Robinson employed in the 1st half and the Yorkshiremen impressed even though for once we took the lead through another goal from Jorge Teixeira, who is rapidly becoming our most lethal weapon in front of goal. Bradford deservedly equalized just before half time when Declan Rudd spilled a shot into the path of Dieng.
Rudd has been a fault a couple of times recently and I hear calls for our own Dillon Phillips to be brought back into the side for the remaining games in readiness for next season. From what I have seen of Phillips, he looks good enough but will the club be prepared to ditch the on-loan Norwich ‘keeper?
The 2nd half though sounded as if it was one of best shows of the season, particularly against a good Bradford team who will still have their eye on that 2nd automatic place that looks wide open.
It was good to see Robinson play two up front last night and I really hope he repeats that at Sheffield United on Saturday. Although we need a few more points, we have nothing to lose up there and a positive result following last night will give some belief that better things are around the corner.
The injuries don’t go away and Lewis Page’s Charlton career continues to stutter after the left back was injured in the 2nd half. Maybe we now get a chance to see more of youngster Jay Dasilva.
The players got some good backing last night responding to a positive 2nd half but once again pictures of empty stands was utterly depressing and without the healthy Bradford away following, the official crowd would have been closer to 8,000.