Charlton Athletic - Charlton 0 Reading 0
UK time is: 21:18:02
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Charlton 0 Reading 0

Charlton's two point gain over the Easter period may not have been what was required from the lads but it did continue our unbeaten run.

You can be sure there were cheers going up around the Fulham, Wigan, Sheffield United and West Ham fans on Monday but we still have a great chance of avoiding the drop from the Premiership. That is something just a few months ago we wouldn't have dreamt of.

It was just five minutes into the match when Karkouri saw his header crash against the underside of the bar and bounce onto the line, we all claimed it had crossed the line but there was no denying it hadn't.

With 20 minutes gone Luke Young drove into the area but his effort was comfortably saved by Marcus Hahnemann in the Reading goal.

Just three minutes later Scott Carson was forced to save superbly from Seol Ki-Hyeon. The Korean went on a dribbling run that saw him enter the Charlton box but he couldn't find a way past Carson.

During that period of play Hermann Hreidarsson was clattered and he painfully headed for the tunnel looking like his season might be over. Luckily Ben Thatcher was back from injury and he received a warm welcome from the addicks fans.

On the half hour mark Pardew was forced to make further changes as Marcus Bent limped off to be replaced by Matt Holland which pushed Zheng Zhi further forward in the attack.

On 41 minutes Steve Sidwell saw his header tipped over the bar by Carson and late on James Harper saw his shot drift over the bar as the Royal's came more and more into the match.

In the 51st minute Zheng went on a surging run that took him into the box, as he lost control the ball fell to Darren Bent but his curling effort went a couple of yards wide of Hahnemann's post.

Reading then took control and efforts from Nicky Shorey and Sidwell went close to breaking the deadlock but the Charlton goal remained intact.

Ambrose did test Hahnemann in the latter stages but the keeper was well positioned to pat the ball down. Zheng had a great chance in the 90th minute but his free header was straight at Hahnemann.

So we wanted a win but it's still a point and it could make all the difference yet!


Charlton: Carson, Young, El Karkouri, Diawara, Hreidarsson (Thatcher 24), Ambrose, Zheng, Song (Lisbie 69), Thomas, Darren Bent, Marcus Bent (Holland 30).

Subs Not Used: Randolph, Rommedahl.

Booked: Song Billong.

Reading: Hahnemann, De la Cruz, Ingimarsson, Bikey, Shorey, Ki-Hyeon, Sidwell, Harper, Hunt, Long, Lita.

Subs Not Used: Federici, Gunnarsson, Doyle, Oster, Kitson.

Att: 26,271

Ref: G Poll (Hertfordshire).




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday April 13 2007

Time: 1:46PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
I think considering Reading are having such a strong season a point is not all gloom and doom but we must be looking at winning our home games.
davecook
Report Abuse
17/04/2007 10:06:00

if only El Kak's header had gone in off the bar. But a point gained
Red Red Robin
Report Abuse
20/04/2007 15:16:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Charlton Athletic Articles

BOLTON WAS A GOOD TEST. (Sunday August 2 2015)

Parzyszek Heads Out On Loan (Thursday July 30 2015)

Charlton Suffer Southend Defeat (Thursday July 30 2015)

Sarr Gives First Interview (Thursday July 30 2015)

Cousins Named In Emerging XI (Wednesday July 29 2015)

Sarr Makes It A Magnificent Seven (Tuesday July 28 2015)

Dmitrovic Loaned Out (Tuesday July 28 2015)

Henderson Sidelined For A Month! (Sunday July 26 2015)

Who was the Premiership side? (Sunday July 26 2015)

Audio - Luzon On West Ham Draw (Saturday July 25 2015)

Archived Charlton Athletic Articles

List All Vital Charlton Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Bristol City 0 0 0 0 0 0
7. Burnley 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Charlton 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0

Charlton Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

LUFC Vital Leeds Competition - Win A Replica Shirt
Leeds Utd : 02/08/2015 20:39:01
LUFC Development squad draw at Barrow
Leeds Utd : 02/08/2015 20:23:00
A Game of Two Halves
Birmingham : 02/08/2015 20:12:01
LUFC Rosler wants Elland Road to be a fortress
Leeds Utd : 02/08/2015 20:08:01
Poll Results: Who Is The Best Signing?
Birmingham : 02/08/2015 19:24:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Bournemouth MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Henderson 24%
Solly 1%
Ben Haim 1%
Johnson 1%
Fox 0%
Berg Gudmundsson 34%
Diarra 27%
Buyens 0%
Bulot 0%
Vetokele 1%
Watt 5%
Sub - Church 0%
Sub - Gomez 5%
Sub - Eagles 1%