Saturday, 7 April 2012
Oldham Athletic 0 - Charlton Athletic 1.
Against the odds, Charlton managed to win away at Boundary Park this afternoon.
Yann Kermorgant scored the all important goal but most people will be scrutinising the 'performance' of the referee, Trevor Kettle.
Charlton have history with him.
He was the official in charge when Grant Basey had his leg broken by a horror tackle at Bristol Rovers, yet he decided the offence had been minimal.
Charlton were reduced to 9 men and Oldham to 10, in a game that was far from bad tempered.
The last 15 minutes were all about Charlton hanging on against the Oldham pressure.
Addicks the world over were biting their nails and sharing their experiences via twitter.
We all felt as if we'd played too, such was the emotional energy being expended.
My fingers and toes maths skills are starting to believe another couple of wins, plus a draw, would be enough to send us up.
After today, the pride of South East London certainly deserve it.
A Champions performance?