Stockport County at home. What was the score? Won 4-3
Thanks to Charlton Life
and those either at the game with internet connections or close to a radio for allowing me to follow tonight's match up here on the moon, aka America.
This season looks like being a throw-back to the late 70's when we had to score 4 to win. Step forward Fortune and McCarthy the new Peter Shaw and Les Berry!
Mind you we did score 4, including the winner from Paddy McCarthy - when was the last time a central defender scored from a corner? For us, not against us. Yep, probably Peter Shaw, agreed.
The half-time stats had us down with 78% possession. But I wonder how many of the 8,022 stayed after the 70th minute because they were surely rewarded.
4-3 in a cup tie has to be so much better than a 1-0 and I certainly enjoyed following it from here sat at my desk. However questions have to be asked about our defence, one if not two of the goals sounded like absolute howlers and if League 2 Stockport can score 3 at home against us then we may need to score more than 4 (or the 3 against Sheff Wed) to win some our league matches this season.
The sale of Diawara, which the club were clearly forced into, is looking a really bad move, particularly when with him in the side during the pre-season games we never conceded a goal.
However we shouldn't grumble, Pards hopefully will bring in a defender before the week is out and the team produced another battling and entertaining display. Curbs' stifling tactics seem a long time ago, don't they?Who was at The Valley: Blackheath Addicted
; All Quiet
; Charlton Athletic Online
; Sporting LifeWhat Pards' said: "The back four have to accept a lot of responsibility for what happened in the second half. We were comfortably controlling them in the first half so we have that ability, but we just lost focus in the second-half. We will tighten up at the back and I will bring in a defender, maybe two, if I think we need to."A bottle of fizzy pop for:
Svetoslav Todorov. The strikers did everything asked of them tonight and Toddy's goal and shot that hit the bar gave us another insight into how good he can be for us this season.