Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Nailbiting stuff: Charlton 2-2 City

Blimey! City know how to make you suffer. Fresh from their 6-0 drubbing at Preston they went to Charlton who are already relegated, looking for a win to seal their play off spot.

Things did not go according to plan, and they were 1-0 down at the break. Things got worse in the second period as they conced a second, and looked down and out.

But, from somewhere they found some resilience, with first Burke, coming off the bench to score with a long range effort in the 82nd minutes, and then Gabor Gyepes popping up to score from a Chris Burke corner in the 89th minute. Both sides had chances to win it in the last minute, but a draw it was.

By my reckoning, Swansea and Preston in 7th and 8th respectively, can now only match City's points haul, and City have a superior goal difference (just - by one) over the Jacks. So one more point from the final two games just to be safe.

Saturday sees the final league game in Ninian Park's history when we take on Ipswich, with one final play off game (hopefully) being the final ever match at the old stadium.

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