THE Match Report: Everton 2 - 1 Charlton
Published Sunday, April 15, 2007 by JamesBB2 | E-mail this post
A dramatic ending to a critical match resulted in Charlton not picking up any points at all, which are so crucial at this stage of the season.
A disapointing first half from the Addicks meant the Toffees dominated, but a half time break seemed to lift the players spirits.
We kept on attacking the Everton goal and Darren Bent and Zheng Zhi had two shots just miss, but it just didn't seem to be. We had so many chances throughout the second period of play, but against the flow, Everton managed to scramble a goal home in the 82nd. After a magnificent save from Scott Carson, denying Andy Johnson, the rebound fell to the feet of a blue and they were one infront. Exactly 9 hours of clean sheets were over!
Fans at Goodison Park and across the country were down, but the players were not! In the final minute of normal time, Darren Bent equaled the scored making the Charlton bench and section of the ground jump with joy. We seemed to have salvaged something from a game we deserved to win.
But, to our utter dismay, James McFadden decided to ruin our day by volleying home a certain winner. Carson had no chance. Charlton had lost. So unlucky, all pundits throughout the country saying how we should have won.
This makes next Saturday's 6pointer against Sheffield United even more important! And then onto Operation Ewood. We need maximum points now. We ARE staying up!James, Staff Writer