Akpo! Bless you.
Charlton Athletic 1 Leeds United 0
I thoroughly enjoyed that. I was able to watch the game on an excellent live feed, I'm presuming the one that was relayed back to Elland Road
.. thanks chaps!
Of course due to Millwall losing at Tranmere (a game as difficult as ours last week at Exeter, yet we got a point) promotion is still in Leeds' hands but incredibly we are still in the mix as are Swindon and Huddersfield, who grabbed a late winner at home to Colchester. Next Saturday's games:
Leeds v Bristol Rovers
Millwall v Swindon
Oldham v Charlton
Exeter v Huddersfield
We can dream can't we? Leeds' bottoms go and lose to Sir Lennie, Millwall and Swindon play out a nervous draw? When have we ever done anything the easy way?
It was an entertaining up and down first half but we showed no real creative edge. We did finish the half much stronger though and Burton had a well directed half-volley saved from a Forster flick on. In the 2nd half kicking towards the Covered End we took the game to Leeds although Gradel and Becchio did look a threat but oddly Leeds lost their way when Jermaine Beckford came on just after the hour.
Charlton had a lot of possession and were winning all of the second balls. We were busy down both flanks and Sam and Bailey were involved a lot with good support by Richardson and Borrowdale. The question was as it has been nearly all season, can we score and who an earth will get it?
Sam took a couple of pot-shots, one Forster interrupted on it's way in which produced a good save from Higgs. Randolph saved well from Snodgrass from a rare Leeds threat. Meanwhile in the Jimmy Seed dirty Leeds fans were celebrating Tranmere's winning performance where Leeds loan player Andy Robinson had netted a second against the Lions.
Charlton fans meanwhile were urging the Addicks on, Sam Sodje, a head I would trust above all others, headed over when it was easier to score. Parky then threw on three subs in a brave move with Forster, Burton and Racon making way for Mooney, Akpo Sodje and Reid. Each helped to up the tempo.
We had our tails up but as I was bemoaning the fact that none of our midfielders had a shot better than an 11-year old when as the clock ticked around to 88 minutes, Lloyd put a cross into the middle that Sodje (A) headed with power towards the goal. The live feed appeared to freeze as Leeds defender and keeper both jumped to prevent it crossing the line. The net bulged, I awoke the baby. Enough said.
Kyel Reid then hit the inside of the post with a terrific free-kick before Darren Randolph made an truly outstanding save from a close range header.
Well played Charlton, the dream is alive and just as importantly the momentum continues as we march into the play-offs.