Addicks-Baggies 1-1 (1-1) 07/08

ImageEtt poeng, men en del positivt å ta med hjem fra påskefjellet? Etter å ha satt opp en gammel parabolantenne på hytta til svigers ble det såvidt godtatt å ta med viasat-tuner på påsketuren, og det ble jo ganske god underholdning langfredag?


Noe merkelig oppstilling på laget, selv om spillerne var nokså riktige. Gera på venstre og Miller på høyre fungerte ikke optimalt i første omgang som jeg synes vi dominerte mellom 5 og 15, men etter det var det mer jevnt, og vi fikk jo også en viktig utlikning etter nok en svak dødball fra vår side gjorde 1-0 til hjemmelaget.
Andre omgang var mye bedre, og vi må kunne si vi var uheldige som ikke tok tre poeng. Flere gode avslutninger, og da Bednar ersattet en ganske svak Miller satte han enda mer fart og kraft i angrepet. Hadde bare noen skjønt Bednars smarte 45 graders baller inn i feltet da han kom seg forbi på venstrekanten sin flere ganger...men der var det ingen. Og hadde Geras langskudd gåt noen cm lavere minuttet før slutt hadde vi hatt nok en utfordrer til årets mål.
Uansett et bra bortepoeng, og lagene foran dro ikke fra denne helgen heller. Nå venter bunnlaget Colchester hjemme i neste runde før hengekampene kommer på rekke og rad. MÅ VINNE!!!

Charlton 1-1 West Brom
Kevin Phillips' strike helped West Brom come away from Charlton with a point to keep up the pressure on their Championship promotion rivals.

Greg Halford scored the opener for the home side when he headed in Darren Ambrose's free-kick into the bottom corner of Dean Kiely's goal.

But just before the break Phillips grabbed his 21st goal of the season when smashed in from close range.

West Brom's Zoltan Gera struck the bar with a volley in the closing moments.

 


 

  • Charlton boss Alan Pardew:
    "We were desperate for a win today, no-one more so than myself. I thought it was a good game and a draw was probably a fair result.

    "We feel we can still make the play-offs. The percentage chance of us doing it has gone down.

    "We need four or five wins now - but we are more than capable of doing that."

     

  • West Brom boss Tony Mowbray:
    "This league is full of competitive football teams that go out of their way to stop other teams playing.

    "It is hard to win matches but I feel the right way of playing is to score goals and entertain the public.

    "I'm quite jealous of Charlton's squad list - they have a wonderful squad of players so for us to come here and dominate from start to finish is good."

     

     

     

     


     

    Charlton: Weaver, Halford, Sodje, McCarthy, Thatcher, Ambrose (Cook 79), Holland, Semedo (Zhi 63), Thomas, Gray, Lita (Iwelumo 71).
    Subs Not Used: Elliot, Fortune.

    Booked: Semedo.

    Goals: Halford 30.

    West Brom: Kiely, Hoefkens, Albrechtsen, Cesar, Robinson, Gera, Koren, Pele, Greening, Phillips, Miller (Bednar 76).
    Subs Not Used: Danek, Kim, Martis, Slusarski.

    Booked: Gera, Greening, Phillips.

    Goals: Phillips 42.

    Att: 23,412

    Ref: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire).

    Stalemate at The Valley

    Phillips cancels out Halford's opener

    By Steve Pass Last updated: 21st March 2008

    Stalemate at The Valley

    Phillips: Scored equaliser

     

     

    First-half goals from Greg Halford and Kevin Phillips saw the teams earn a point, with Charlton moving to eighth in the Championship and the Baggies remaining in fourth.

     

    The game's first real chance fell to Halford, who put a 25-yard curling free-kick just inches wide of Dean Kiely's left-hand post in the 12th minute.

     

    The Baggies hit back four minutes later with three shots in quick succession from Phillips, Robert Koren and Jonathan Greening, which Charlton had to desperately block.

     

    The home side then took the lead in the 30th minute through Halford's first goal for the club. Darren Ambrose sent in a 30-yard free-kick from the left and the Charlton defender rose tallest to nod the ball into the bottom right-hand corner.

     

     

    Drew level

     

     

    But the Baggies drew level on 42 minutes through Kevin Phillips 19th league goal of the season.

     

    Greening sent in a free-kick from the right of the box and Zoltan Gera did well to out-jump Ben Thatcher at the far-post and head back to Phillips. The veteran striker then picked his spot in the top left-hand corner, with the ball going in from the under-side of the bar.

     

    Sam Sodje could then have put Charlton back in front in the 44th minute but blasted his effort over, while Phillips sent a 35-yard free-kick just wide in first-half injury time.

     

    After the restart, Leroy Lita, Jerome Thomas and Sodje all went close for Charlton, while Ishmael Miller just failed to get onto a cross at the other end.

     

    Miller found the net in the 62nd minute but his effort was rightly disallowed as he was marginally offside from a Phillips knock-on.

     

    Ambrose sent a 70th minute free-kick over for Charlton, while Phillips went close for the Baggies on 78 minutes.

     

    Both teams pushed on to try and take all three points, and Gera almost won it for West Brom with a fantastic strike from outside the box which hit the bar.