All square at the end of the 90 but either side could have grabbed a winner. Both teams had attempts cleared off the line. At the death the home side had a great chance when McLean? Found himself one-on-one but fired right at Gilks.
Fuller did well again in the middle role upfront but was knackered in the last 15, Davies or Chopra should had taken his place.
Overall a good match and a solid performance, a little more attacking at times, bar the mistake for the goal it would have been one of those winning performances we’ve got used to.
Another draw and another boring game of football. A point away from home is never disappointing but Charlton were there for the taking and all we mustered was two shots on goal.
Our two best chances fell to Tom Ince, his freekick was narrowly deflected wide and a late shot on target was dragged just wide. However the majority of our threat to goal was from set pieces, corners and lots of long throws from Robinson. His arms will be sore tonight. The only problem was Humer in goal for the Addicks was able to deal with the majority of efforts.
Without Fergerson in the middle of the park we lack a pace and fluidity to quicken or control the pace of the game.
Charlton look in trouble while we look like we lack ideas. Hopefully the break will give Paul Ince a chance to rethink a little.
Another remarkable result today after playing the last 30 minutes with 10 men.
After a pretty even first half it was all tied with both goals coming from long throws which should have been defended better.
After the break we just edged ahead, a wicked Ince corner was glanced in by Bishop. He wasn’t fancied at the start of his Blackpool career but the former Notts County man once again put in a shift.
Bishop then had to move to left back when Robinson was sent off. It was harsh considering those where his only two fouls. Once going down to 10 men we sat back and invited the pressure, however Bournemouth didn’t have the quality to make too many clear cut chances.
In fact we should have grabbed the next goal when Defounso found himself one-on-one but flashed his volley wide. That was too much for Paul Ince who was then sent off.
We survived a late push from the home side who had a goal ruled out for offside.
A great result and further reason for the team mentality to grow. Bring on Tuesday and Millwall who lost 5-1 today!
A little further indication that Tom Ince is to stay with us. His dad in an interview indicated that it would be best for Ince junior to start the season at Pool. However his deal is due to end next year so we would need to sell in January or let him go for free next summer.
One point of concern is Ince playing in the under 21 European championships which could be 6 matches if England reached the final.
No other news really going on. Don’t expect much to happen in the coming week either.