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Addicks Lose Again

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23/10/07 - 19:45

Attendance: 22,123


The Addicks slipped to a second successive defeat, as further ground was lost on the leaders when Plymouth became the first visiting side to take all three points this season with a 2-1 victory. In a stop start match Rob Styles issue no fewer than ten yellow cards.

It didn't take Argyle long to take the lead, a good move involving Barry Hayles, Peter Halmosi and David Norris was eventually finished by former Man United striker Sylvain Ebanks-Blake, 5 minutes, for him to maintain his good goalscoring form.

The Addicks started in disorganized fashion but were still soon level. Danny Mills, filling in at left back in Chris Powell's absence tried his luck from 25 yards, leaving Argyle goalkeeper Luke McCormick struggling, unluckily for the Addicks this came back of the post, but then luckily it hit Luke McCormick, 11 minutes, on the leg and went in for an own goal.

This seemed to spur on Argyle more than the Addicks and Peter Halmosi had a header saved by Nicky Weaver before on loan Man United winger Lee Martin put a free kick inches wide.

Having already been denied by a fine last ditch challenge, picked up a yellow card and played in Chris Iwelumo (who should have done better) after intercepting Lilian Nalis' terrible back pass, Svetoslav Todorov, 31 minutes was forced off on a stretcher after a rash challenge.

With halftime getting closer, a minute that changed the match, and ultimately won it occurred. Andy Reid put in a brilliant centre to Chris Iwelumo to head at goal, but he was denied by a fine save from Luke McCormick. A minute later Argyle were ahead again. With possession lost too easily David Norris played through Barry Hayles, 38 minutes, and the veteran made no mistake to beat Nicky Weaver.

The Addicks pushed men forward in the second half but Luke McCormick was not seriously tested, Chris Iwelumo headed just wide, Luke Varney finished weakly and Andy Reid volleyed wide as any real chances failed to materialise and Argyle got the three points they wanted to move above the Addicks in the Championship table.

Charlton: Weaver; Moutaouakil, Mills, Fortune (Sodje 71), Bougherra; Reid, Semedo (J Thomas71), Zheng, Varney; Iwelumo, Todorov (McLeod 31).
Subs (not used): Randolph, Basey.
Goals: McCormick og 11
Booked: Todorov, McLeod, Bougherra, Reid, Mills, Sodje

Plymouth: McCormick; Connolly, Hodges (Buzsaky 76), Timar, Seip; Martin, Norris, Nalis, Halmosi; Hayles (Chadwick 90), Ebanks-Blake (Sawyer 70).
Subs (not used): Larrieu, Fallon.
Goals: Ebanks-Blake 5, Hayles 38
Booked: Hayles, Ebanks-Blake, Martin, Connolly

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Writer:Charlton Addickt
Date:Wednesday October 24 2007
Time: 10:13AM


What did I say, this wouldn't be an easy game and so it proved! Congratulations to Argyle, but we have to expect more from the Addicks, particularly at home. Three points against QPR at the weekend is a must.
Charlton Addickt
24/10/2007 10:19:00
Plymouth Are A Decent Side, Addicks Should Win On Saturday But A Tight League, Anything Less Than A Win Could See You Tumble Down The League...!
24/10/2007 13:51:00
Don't tempt fate you worrier of horses!!!!!!! :p Let's see what happens :) I'm still kinda hyper and happy with the start we've had - not that you could tell :)
Pardew is Sexy
24/10/2007 19:51:00
The start isn't quite as good as it could/should have been though is it? It's not bad, don't get me wrong, but could have been better. If we don't beat QPR on Saturday this season will be a lot tougher than I expected.
Charlton Addickt
24/10/2007 22:25:00
Did you expect it to be easy? I must confess I didn't - that's why I'm happy - I guess.
Pardew is Sexy
24/10/2007 23:24:00
Not at all, but after 12 games I would have expected to have been closer to Watford than we are really.
Charlton Addickt
25/10/2007 10:26:00
LOL perhaps you expect too much then :p
Pardew is Sexy
25/10/2007 19:28:00
Either that, or you don't expect enough lol!
Charlton Addickt
26/10/2007 10:46:00
Damn you are too clever for me! ;)
Pardew is Sexy
27/10/2007 01:43:00
Well, what can I say lol!
Charlton Addickt
02/11/2007 11:21:00
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