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?
You bet!


Anonymous said...

This is getting silly.
The teams at the top are meant to get the decisions going for them!
The last three games in particular have shown how bloody awful the officials are in league one.
Today there was no respect for the ref as nobody could guess what he was going to do next.
He was just as likely to penalise Oldham as Charlton for any coming together of two players but the Wagstaff sending off was just appalling.
We won today without any help from the officials and many would say we won while playing against one of them!

Marco. said...

I'd have to agree about the poor officials but nobody should be surprised.
In the third division we are going to get third class referees.
It doesn't make it any easier to take when you feel shafted but these referees are doing league one for a reason, they aren't good enough to do the Championship or the Premiership.