Leyton Orient home.What was the score? Won 2-1
A unusually bold move by Curbs to throw on all three substitutes in the 63rd minute paid huge dividends on Saturday. Has Curbishley ever put all three subs on at once before?
Addicks at the game said Jerome Thomas, gloves and all, was a huge threat out wide and it was good to see a refreshed Smertin weave some magic in the middle. Bothroyd is proving a bit of a super sub, scoring from free kicks three times after coming on in games this season.
Not much has been mentioned of Jon Fortune's goal. I remember he scored a reasonably important one last season too? If that one was memorable
, then this one was well deserved after his recent excellent performances.
Lets face it, we are just pleased to get through, what with our Cup record and Orient's away form and their 6,000 'fans' at The Valley. Strangely, probably because most of the fans were not regulars, unlike Yeovil last season, they seemed pretty muted. I don't know what people thought who were there?
It was funny however listening to Orient fans ringing into BBC Radio London on Saturday bemoaning the fact that they couldn't get tickets for the game. Lets see if some of their new found followers find their way to Brisbane Road this season to hopefully cheer the O's to promotion. It was certainly nice to hear that the Covered End cheered and sung our lower division friends off at the end of the game - amazing isn't it how a last minute winner makes one feel very gracious?
The draw for the 5th Round takes place tomorrow around about the time I will be getting out of bed.
Its a big week in the Premiership for us though, and perhaps some difficult selection problems for the management with Thomas, Smertin and Bothroyd all clambering for a place in the team. I expect Marcus Bent will rejoin Darren in a front two on Tuesday night.
Not wanting to end on a negative but wasn't that Thomas Myhre's 2nd mistake in week?
Reports from those that were there: All Quiet
; Addicks Diary
; SE7 Dreams
; BBC Sport
; The Sunday Times