Date: 17th September 2007 at 2:44pm
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The Addicks managed to once again fight back from a deficit to avoid defeat, as they came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Colchester at Layer Road.

The U’s raced into a two goal lead with goals in quick succession from Mark Yeates, 32 minutes, after the old warrior Teddy Sheringham played him through, then former Addicks striker Kevin Lisbie, 38 minutes, came back to haunt his former side six minutes later, as we feared he would, as he headed home Johnnie Jackson’s corner.

Svetoslav Todorov, 45 minutes, who was given the starting nod alongside Chris Iwelumo, was set-up by the latter, who flicked on for him to slot past the goalkeeper to reduce the deficit on half time.

The U’s were reduced to ten men ten minutes into the second half when Matthew Connolly, 55 minutes, was sent off by the referee for pulling back Chris Iwelumo, on the advice of his assistant.

Zheng Zhi, 73 minutes, equalised for the Addicks after Luke Varney had headed down to ensure a share of the spoils.

Charlton: Weaver; Mills, Powell, McCarthy, Fortune; J Thomas (Reid 46), Semedo, Zheng, Ambrose; Todorov (Sam 72), Iwelumo (Varney 68).
Subs (not used): Randolph, Racon.

Goals: Todorov 45, Zheng 73
Booked: Reid 86 (foul on Duguid)

Colchester: Gerken; Duguid, Elokobi, Baldwin, Connolly; Yeates (Virgo 58) Izzet, McLeod; Sheringham (Platt 74), Lisbie.
Subs (not used): Davison, Guy, Guttridge.

Goals: Yeates 32, Lisbie 38
Sent off: Connolly 55
Booked: Gerken 51 (foul on Iwelumo), McLeod 61 (foul on Zheng), Platt 83 (foul on Fortune)

Referee: M Russell
Attendance: 5,890

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9 Replies to “Addicks Fight Back to Draw”

  • At 2-0 down away from home with half time approaching, you would settle for a 2-2 draw wouldn’t you! The U’s are a really good side, without doubt on their patch so you can?t be disappointed with this can we.

  • Maybe so but if chances aren’t taken, or possession made the most of teams are more often than not punished. At 2-0 down againt the U’s at Layer Road I would take a point all day long.

  • Have to agree. We will struggle against sides who dont play decent football. Games like this was a typical cup game vs lower league oppo. We need to learn how to play route 1 stuff like most of the championship. We deserved our point and when we turnmed it on they couldnt handle us.

  • Hold mate we outplayed you, it was not route one and to be quite honest you have a hard neck, we hit you down both flanks nad out passed you, you never turned it on and certainly did not deservew a point, I wonder whether you were at the game to be honest if so take of the Rose coloured specs because at present you are NOT Good enough, try credit where it is due!

  • Yes, credit has been given where it is due Deeno, I think that most of us have been very complimentary to the U’s.

  • Well guys best of luck, and yes most of you have its just the odd nimby that posts dibble thats annoying and savecook fits nicley in that bracket but thanks anyway fellas

  • I was there,we outplayed you with our attractive football, you got a dodgey decision go your way(Connely getting a red), and you say you turned it on and deserved it!

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