The spirits are high amongst us fans and of course the players and staff after once again another hard-fought victory was dished out at The Valley on Saturday afternoon in some really awful weather conditions as the rain pummelled down in SE7. It’s times like this where you know you got a good team on your hands, okay yes, we were playing bottom of the league Wimbledon, but we held our own in a match where we were down to ten men for the entire game after Naby Sarr was sent off for a late challenge on Tennai Watson. This resulted in being Charlton’s quickest sending off ever after just 39 seconds.
Lyle Taylor was obviously the standout player on the pitch not just for his performance and his goal, but for his determination to get out on that pitch after being injured against Pompey in midweek. On Lyle Taylor’s Instagram, he posted a picture of his toe, it did not look great which is understandable that he posted the picture after the game because he deserves recognition for what he did on Saturday. His foot was in a right state and for him to go out on that pitch for 90 minutes was fantastic to see from a Charlton player and he is probably the most loved man on the pitch since Johnnie Jackson, for all the hard work Lyle has put in for the club we salute you!
Another stand out performer was Arsenal loanee Krystian Bielik he was the main man behind breaking up Wimbledon’s attacks, he did really well on the day and we all know he will be future Premier League star if he keeps up what’s he’s doing now. He is not just doing good things defensively, but also good on the attacking too as he assisted Mark Marshall’s goal.
A man who is in dire need of improving is Nicky Ajose, whilst he had a sketchy first half his second-half performance made up for it as he assisted Lyle Taylor after a great low cross into the box met our star man with ease as he poked into the back of the net. Ajose is not quite at Taylor and Grant standards, but I guarantee you that he is on his way I have the faith in him.
With performances like this, it showcases the passion our players have and the determination they have to get a good job done and once again they proved they have what it takes to wear the Charlton shirt.
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