Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Benson stuffs the Franchise

Charlton Athletic 1 - MK Franchise 0

Paul Benson scored, with only 5 minutes remaining, to rescue a very average game from finishing as a 0-0 snorefest.

There were few incidents in the first half, though many people believed MK Dons should have been reduced to 10 men after Lee Martin was impeded while heading towards goal.

Personally, I felt the yellow card was about right but tonight's ref was unfortunate to receive some flack from the crowd that was left over from the appalling display we witnessed on Saturday.

The game tonight was not a classic.

Jon Fortune returned to first team action at the Valley in place of Llera who missed the chance to play against his old mates from Buckinghamshire.

The game only sprang to life after the introduction of Kyel Reid.
We could all see from the stands the runs and positions Benson had been taking up when he peeled off from the defenders, only for the ball never to arrive.

Perhaps during his time on the sideline, Reid had seen this too as he attempted to cross earlier than anybody else in a red shirt had managed all evening.

On 85 minutes, an early Reid ball to Benson was tucked away with a low shot into the left corner.

A 1-0 win that at times seemed most unlikely.

The points haul from the last 2 games doesn't look bad - a win and a draw bringing in 4 points.

I think most people would have expected the win to have been against the Daggers but their draw tonight at Colchester shows they are on an improving run.
We are now on equal points with 6th place and only 2 points off second spot.
It's all to play for, nothing has been decided yet.

So, all set for Brentford.

A Casual Rating.

Well done to Paul Benson.
He's now broken his duck so the pressure will hopefully be off a little.
I do hope the team start to help him play to his strengths by picking up some of his moves and crossing early.
Benson gets the Lacoste polo for his efforts.
I'd like to offer another to whoever decided to play the Stone Roses before kick off.
Well done that man!

The Primark novelty slogan t-shirt is going to whoever forgot to put the money in the meter serving SE7 tonight, leading to a mass powercut. The Rose of Denmark served by candlelight and many other local businesses must have lost money as they were forced to close.

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