Charlton Athletic 1 - Rochdale 1.
While walking home from the Valley this evening, I was thankful I could be back on the sofa so quickly.
The highpoint of my evening was catching the end of Blur's set on television, (playing just a stones throw away at the O2 Arena as part of the Brits extravaganza).
It could have been so different at the Valley.
Charlton had many chances but a combination of solid defending, good goalkeeping and the relative safety of barn doors meant half time arrived with the scoreboard being unmoved.
The second period was one of those annoying halves when you just know Charlton are only a whisker away from scoring a hatful, yet seemed incapable of scoring that first one to set the avalanche in motion.
Good goalkeeping again helped Rochdale's cause but really, it just wasn't our day.
Charlton haven't played with anything like the panache we were witnessing in the first 3rd of the season for quite a few games now.
That free flowing spirit is missing and results are being ground out.
Personally, I don't really care too much as long as we are in a position to leave this league at the end of the season but I'm really hoping for a little more enjoyment along the way.
It's not too much to ask.
Hamer had been a relative spectator until he had to pick the ball out of his net.
To say the Rochdale fans went wild would be an accurate description but it was rather like watching a celebration with the sound turned down.
The picture at the top of this piece gives an accurate representation of their numbers having been taken about 3 minutes before kick off.
The Dale supporters deserved their chance to go crazy but it was short lived as Kermorgant scored a peach of a free kick only a couple of minutes later.
Surely we would now push on and win it?
Charlton limped towards the end of the game, never quite believing the ball was going to make it into the goal.
There were a couple of good chances, a goal mouth scramble where maybe 3 times the ball could have been poked in and a few more chances that made me shake my head as the referee decided rules had been broken in the build ups.
BWP had more efforts on goal today but again, his much desired first goal of 2012 has yet to arrive.
It was all just a little flat tonight.
On tonight's evidence, I'd imagine the scouts from Stevenage will be feeling an organised and disciplined performance on Saturday will be enough to take the points.
With one of the biggest crowds of the season expected in a few days time, it would be rather embarrassing to remind all those stay aways why they don't come anymore.
Let's hope for a rocking atmosphere on Saturday that hauls the team out of the present doldrums.