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Bristol Rovers 2 - Charlton Athletic 1

The Memorial Ground

15 February 7.45 pm

Attendance: 7624

Pirates Plunder Th Points

A terrible night saw Charlton lose their fourth game of the season in front of the Sky cameras.

In the opening seconds a shocking challenge by Dominic Blizzard resulted in Grant Basey being taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg. The challenge was high and late but was deemed only to be worthy of a yellow card by Trevor Kettle.

Charlton's defensive vulnerabilities were again exposed when Steve Ellot had time and space to convert a right wing corner.

Akpo Sodje was presented with a free header from a corner but put his effort wide. Bailey was booked for diving in first-half injury when a penalty looked to be the correct decision. If given, the referee would have had to have shown Blizzard a second yellow card.

Mooney and Reid were introduced early in the second-half but the game was effectively over when Paul Heffernan latched on to a weak back header to outpace Dailly and crash home.

Rovers' Chris Lines was stretchered off with Mooney also having to depart after a clash of heads. Racon notched the Addicks consolation in the six added minutes.

Based on recent performances, as well as results, Charlton face a battle to stay in the play-off zone. The manager needs to decide on his best team and stick to it.

Star Player

Rob Elliot, kept his team in it.




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Writer: Red God Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 16 2010

Time: 9:51AM

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No one wants to be too harsh...but we can have no excuses here...we looked lacking in creativity and were simply outplayed..I agree with Red God...we need a settled side...we are messing about with line ups and do not seem to have a style of play...well there is always Yeovil on Satutday,lets hope we get back on track
weloveyoucharlton
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16/02/2010 10:36:00

Really disappointed. Bristol Rovers are a good side but we can't keep slipping up like this. With all the points we've dropped over the last 5 or 6 matches, with Norwich and Leeds also doing the same, we could be top now!
Rufus
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18/02/2010 13:13:00

I see that the ref has apologised to Parky...and admitted it should have been a red card....
weloveyoucharlton
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19/02/2010 13:15:00

Too late now though isn't it weloveyoucharlton?
Rufus
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24/02/2010 12:49:00

Hi Rufus..yes it is too late...but a lack of an apology would have been worse....
weloveyoucharlton
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24/02/2010 15:13:00

 

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