Walsall 1 Charlton Athletic 1
After dominating for long periods tonight we travelled back south with just a point, one which we might have considered valuable had it not been for our last two home results. Worryingly we again conceded without being unduly threatened previously, surely Youga doesn't make such a difference that we have hardly kept a clean sheet since he's been out injured and that is now 10 games without letting in a goal in and we are struggling to score more than one at the moment.
According to Parky it just needed "a toe-poke"
, and judging from the crappy radio commentary we did go for it late on but we have lost that 'we're going to score in a minute' mentality that we had earlier in the season. The quality seems to have left us but I was pleased that Racon returned tonight and he sounded quite involved and won the penalty, converted by Burton. Probably Walsall going down to ten men didn't help our cause as they then got men behind the ball and settled for a point.
We are in a rut no doubt and Colchester moved closer to us with a game in hand after their win over Carlisle but potential play-off rivals Bristol Rovers got stuffed at Orient. Small credit to Parkinson for making some team changes. Solly sounded perfectly acceptable at left back and Akpo does give us some battling ram qualities but for me the substitutions came too late tonight. Five in midfield at Swindon please.Reports: Charlton Life M1 anoraks
; Doctor Kish