Charlton Athletic 2 Southend United 1
Phew. 50 points has been a long time coming and with our goal difference should be enough. Only two teams in the last 10 seasons have been relegated with 50 points and both had rubbish goal differences.
It took an own goal but we’ll take it and it was a huge 3 points which also dented the Shrimpers play-off hopes. It sounded a scrappy game and my brother and others commented at how decidedly average Sarfend were, but we did Millwall a favour, who had unusually helped us out in the week.
Ricky Holmes, an absolute shoe-in for the player of the year put us ahead, his 10th of the season, although worryingly got injured at the end. Rudd saved a one-on-one before Thompson own-goaled to give us our 2nd win in 16.
However Addicks, as we sip our celebratory drinks tonight (and I’ve got one here) we will do well to put into context how sad it is that we are toasting a scrappy home win in front of a sparse home crowd that ‘almost’ secures us from a drop into the 4th Division for the first time in our history!
Robinson has 4 winnable games to close this depressing season, let us hope we can at least finish on a high.
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