Date: 13th May 2019 at 9:47am
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So, we are halfway to Wembley and we come back to The Valley with a 2-1 advantage over Doncaster Rovers. After some mind-playing words from Doncaster’s manager Grant McCann, Charlton managed to overcome it as Lyle Taylor and Joe Aribo were the ones on the scoresheet for the Addicks. Taylor assisted Joe Aribo in the second and he also put his face on the line as he jumped in front of the Doncaster defender to head home.

Taylor has now made it 25 goals for the season and miraculously Clive Mendonca did the exact same thing on his debut season for Charlton and we are in the playoffs, is anyone getting some kind of feeling that history might repeat itself if Sunderland keeps their 1-0 advantage over Portsmouth?

Lyle Taylor spoke with the News Shopper about his goal here is what he had to say

“The free-kick, or whatever it was, came in, it flicked off [Andy] Butler and I just saw Josh Cullen stood on the line, I thought, ‘What is he doing there?’. It’s gone straight to him, he’s put it back across the box and I volleyed some kid’s foot.

“Honestly, I don’t know what happened there. It went back to Josh, I think, and it popped back into the box. I thought, ‘Right, I’m going to get my head taken off here but I need to score. I have to score, I have to, I’m going to have to head this’. I just threw myself at it and, thankfully, didn’t get volleyed in the head and it went in!”

I really liked this goal, it showed how far Taylor is willing to go to get us the three points and he put himself on the line to get the goal in the back of the net and we all salute him for that, he is out Player of The Year for a reason and he showed it at Donny yesterday.

With just one game separating us from the home of English football a repeat of 1998 could be on the cards, let’s hope we come out winners again.

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