Vital Football

Latest Charlton Athletic News

Addicks 2 Magpies 0

Addicks 2 Magpies 0

The Great Escape is well and truly underway after another big 3 points for the club.

We have now taken 7 points from a possible 9 and that form, if continued, will save the club from relegation.

Newcastle were the better side in the first half and their midfield which was kept in shape by former Addick Scott Parker, proved too strong for the home side to break down.

Charlton and Newcastle were both quiet in front of goal and after 45 minutes it was goalless.

The second half however showed an improved display from the hosts and they attacked with wave after wave of flowing football.

Zheng Zhi was my man of the match and he showed his versatility as not only a quality midfielder, but also as a striker, scoring one and earning a penalty to help secure the win.


The China captain headed in the opener early on in the second half, from 12 yards out off of a rebounded Darren Bent free-kick, which had hit the bar.

With 86 minutes on the clock, Zheng then went on a solo-run into the box and was fouled by Nolberto Solano with the referee in no doubt.

With Darren Bent being substituted three minutes prior to the incident, the penalty was taken and converted coolly by Jerome Thomas.

Carson performed a wonder save from a close range effort by Charles N'Zogbia deep into stoppage time, but remained un-troubled throughout.

The only down point for manager Alan Pardew, were the injuries to Marcus Bent, Alexandre Song and Darren Bent, who all had to be withdrawn from the action.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Sunday March 18 2007
Time: 7:19PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Charlton Athletic Articles

The Valley That Once Was

The Valley could be restored to its former glory.

FA Boosts Cheating Powers for 2017/18

The Football Association announced earlier today that they have extended their powers when it comes to punishing retrospective simulation.

Charlton Release Five - Friendlies Confirmed

Charlton Athletic confirmed this week that five players would be released when their contracts expired this summer.

Five gone: Have we signed anyone worthwhile?

We are slow to bring in Players again!

Archived Vital Charlton Articles

Vital Charlton articles from

Site Journalists

Kieran Keogh
no email
Profile
Michael Tucker
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Swindon MotM
Suggested By:
Rudd8%
Solly2%
Bauer0%
Pearce2%
Dasilva10%
Holmes57%
Forster-Caskey7%
Jackson2%
Crofts2%
Byrne5%
Magennis5%
Sub-Ahearne-Grant0%
Sub-Aribo0%
Sub-Barnes0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Sheff Utd 46 30 10 6 100 45
P Bolton 46 25 11 10 86 32
3 Scunthorpe 46 24 10 12 82 26
4 Fleetwood 46 23 13 10 82 21
5 Bradford 46 20 19 7 79 19
6 Millwall 46 20 13 13 73 9
7 Southend 46 20 12 14 72 17
8 Oxford 46 20 9 17 69 13
9 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 9
10 Bristol Rovers 46 18 12 16 66 -2
11 Peterborough 46 17 11 18 62 0
12 MK Dons 46 16 13 17 61 2
13 Charlton 46 14 18 14 60 7
14 Walsall 46 14 16 16 58 -7
15 Wimbledon 46 13 18 15 57 -3
16 Northampton 46 14 11 21 53 -13
17 Oldham 46 12 17 17 53 -13
18 Shrewsbury 46 13 12 21 51 -17
19 Bury 46 13 11 22 50 -12
20 Gillingham 46 12 14 20 50 -20
R Port Vale 46 12 13 21 49 -25
R Swindon 46 11 11 24 44 -22
R Coventry 46 9 12 25 39 -31
R Chesterfield 46 9 10 27 37 -35
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Charlton Athletic Results (view all)

Charlton Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Wilmingtonian2
2.JeromeThomas142
3.roystalin1
4.mr_snipp19861
5.Meeko1
6.kishy1
7.djandrew1
8.cafc till i die1
Vital Football Comment