THE Match Report: Charlton 2 - 2 Fulham
Published Wednesday, December 27, 2006 by JamesBB2 | E-mail this post
Lots of boos were heard at the final whistle at The Valley this Wednesday night, not because we were poor, but we were robbed of 3 points. More on that a little later.
There was a great reception from the fans in front of the Sky cameras, the band was merrily playing, fans were singing along and all were happy, until Fulham went one up at 13mins.
But, unlike normal Charlton performances, we kept our heads up and 6 minutes later, after a bit of pinball in the box, Darren Ambrose levelled the game with a superb volley. The fans went wild and it was great that we had levelled.
But it wasn't all over there, just as the half time whistle was about to be blown, a goal kick from Carson went to the edge of the Fulham area, 2 Fulham players failed to clear it and Darren Bent ended his goal drought and slotted home. An excellent way to go in at half time.
We managed to keep our cool throughout the second half, but 3 minutes into added time, Graham Poll and his lino awarded a free kick for handball, where Diawara clearly didn't come into contact with the ball, with my own eyes and the sky cameras proving this.
Fulham went on to score.
Ourselves and Pardew couldn't believe it. We were robbed.
But we must take the positives, we played so much better than before, and fight like this is what is needed for us to stay in the Premiership.James - Staff Writer