LiveMATCHDAY LIVE: Charlton Athletic v Bolton Wanderers

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All over. Rather average in the end - but a good defensive performance. Match report up soon.


Hall on for Chungy


Confusion in the Charlton defence - Dervite kicking ball out of his own keeper's hands.


He's just nodded to the physio - think he will continue.


Jutkiewicz not moving freely either - doesn't look too clever.


Superb run by Beckford down the left - played a neat ball into Danns but after beating his man, he somehow blasted a shot over from close range. Should have scored.


Hutton off for Baptiste - looks like an injury for the Scot


Morrison's header takes a deflection and goes wide. Desperately close.


Front two hasn't quite worked so far. But do sense there's a goal in this for the Whites.


Lovely turn by Beckford but his finish was terrible. Scuffed shot straight at Hamer.


Cousins cross scuffed at goal by Church. Decent chance.


Ghoochannejhad's low shot collected by Bogdan. Game opening up.


Jutkiewicz forces a save from Hamer at the near post. Suddenly livened up.



Nearly a howler from Bogdan - slipped as he tried to clear under pressure from Church. 


Brilliant goal-line clearance by Poyet from Mills' header.


Fox drives a cross from the left but no-one gets a touch for Charlton.


Second half underway.


Fairly comfortable from Wanderers - one big chance for Trotter and a 6/10 display. Charlton had one decent spell and Ghoochannejhad brought one excellent save out of Bogdan, but nothing much more than that.



Jackson blasts from distance, well wide.


Danns' free kick drifted in for Jutkiewicz whose header bounces off Morrison and out for a corner.


Effort from distance by Ghoochannejhad - game really has lost it's zip in the last 10 minutes.


Free kick in a decent position for Whites but rathyer wasted by Danns.


Beckford close to conncting with a cross from Trotter. All gone a bit quiet last few mins.


Poyet also becoming more influential for Charlton - looks a bit like Jonanthan Greening with all that hair.


Ajdarevic again for Charlton - low shot skidding just wide.


Danns runs into space, hits a good shot just over the bar from 20 yards.


Ghoochannejhad brings a great save out of Bogdan after running on to a pass from Ajdarevic.


Just gone off the boil in the last five from a Wanderers' perspective. Ajdarevic firing a left-footed shot just wide.


Chungy just played a great ball through for Beckford - but for some reason the Whites striker looked a bit disinterested in collecting it... chance gone.


Good football as Jutkiewic's shot is blocked. Trotter and Danns bright early on.


Church gets on the end of Jackson's cross but can't quite get a strong enough header. Just wide. Chances at both ends.


Trotter's volley spilled by Hamer. Morrison hacked it away.


Looks like the keeper and Beckford are fine - both up and going again.


Hamer down for Charlton after Beckford tried to beat him to Jutkiewicz's pass. Big chance for Wanderers.



Players out on the pitch.


Red, red robin blasting from the tannoy.


Maginificent picture of Lennie Lawrence in the club shop. He's wearing a bobble hat that makes him look like Benny from Crossroads.


Quite an attacking line-up, though. Should be a good game.


No Medo today - nothing mentioned to me prior to kick-off. Will ask later.


2:34pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Markaspy says

Looks like we are only playing with 10 men according to the line up


Ah, thanks. Having a nightmare here...


No team sheets here either... Shambles.


I think Mr Ghoochannejhad will be on Ctrl+C this afternoon...


Charlton's fans have all been issued with special red cards to wave today. Remember two red cards ruining the last game I covered here - Sam Ricketts and Craig Davies if memory serves.


Charlton vs Wanderers: Hamer, Jackson, Morrison, Dervite, Ghoochannejhad, Church, Wilson, Cousins, Fox, Poyet, Ajdarevic


Subs today: Lonergan, Robinson, Knight, Kellett, Hall, Iliev, Baptiste

Georg Iliev on the bench for the first time.


Three changes for Wanderers - Baptiste, Hall and Moritz OUT

Jutkiewicz, Danns and Wheater IN


BWFC team vs Charlton: Bogdan, Ream, Wheater, Mills, Hutton, Spearing, Lee, Trotter, Danns, Jutkiewicz, Beckford.


Just been told that Morgan Fox is likely to start at left-back for Charlton. It would be a league debut for him.


Certainly brightened up here at The Valley since I've been tracking down the IT fellas at the ground. Sweltering now.


Think I have finally sorted the wi-fi. Not sure they had the same problems cracking the Enigma Code.


The line-ups are expected in the next five-ten minutes and Freedman certainly hinted at changes in his Wednesday press conference.


Sorry for the delay folks. Wi fi dropped out completely. Bodes well for today...


This game, of course, moved rather controverisally to Good Friday after originally being planned for the Saturday. But a great following of 750+ expected today.


Overcast here in South London and a very patchy pitch.


Good afternoon folks - welcome to Matchday Live!


Matchday Live will be up and running from 1.30pm with all the pre-match gossip and team news. Match text commentary will begin at 3pm.



FA Cup Semi Final
Charlton 2 Wanderers 0

In what was the first FA Cup competition to be played after the war, Bolton and Charlton met at Villa Park in front of 69,500 fans.
There had been no league action that year and Wanderers had made their way past Blackburn Rovers, Middlesbrough, Stoke City and Liverpool en route to the semis.
But Jimmy Seed’s side proved a step too far and while they took the place at Wembley, a 4-1 defeat against Derby County awaited. Twelve months later they lifted the cup with a win over Burnley.

FA Cup quarter final
Wanderers 1 Charlton 0

Eidur Gudjohnsen continued his record of scoring in every round of the FA Cup for Wanderers as they brushed aside a Charlton side that had won their last 11 games to take a semi-final spot.
The Icelander struck shortly after half time – but when Dean Holden was given a red card for an off-the-ball head-butt, the odds looked stacked against Sam Allardyce’s side.
Thankfully, Jussi Jaaskelainen was in irrepressible form, making a string of brilliant late stops to preserve the lead.
Wanderers, of course, went on to lose to Aston Villa on penalties at Wembley.

Premier League
Charlton 1 Wanderers 1

It looked for so long as if former Wanderers defender Mark Fish had put a dent in his former club’s survival fight at the Valley, but then up stepped Youri.
South Africa defender Fish scrambled the first goal of the game, forcing home a free-kick from another ex-White, Claus Jensen.
The Addicks had plenty of chances to put the game to bed – but five minutes from time, the mercurial Frenchman popped up with a stunning overhead kick to beat keeper Dean Kiely and etch his name further into Bolton folklore.


The Bolton News: Lennie Lawrence


Lennie Lawrence
Charlton 1982-1991
Wanderers 2012-present

The vastly-experienced Lawrence, pictured, arrived as Dougie Freedman’s assistant shortly after his appointment, having previously worked with him at Crystal Palace.
One of his biggest achievements in a 1,000-plus game management career had been to take Charlton into the top flight for the first time in 29 years – this despite crippling financial problems that had seen them leave their Valley home and play at Selhurst Park.

Don McCallister
Wanderers 1970-1975
Charlton 1981-1983

Radcliffe-born defender who made 177 appearances for the Whites and helped them to the Division Three title in 1973. McAllister scored just twice for the club – in the final two games of the 1971/72 season, against Torquay and Bradford City.
He moved on to greater success at Tottenham, helping them lift the FA Cup in 1981/82 but also played two seasons for Charlton towards the end of his career, scoring six times in 55 appearances.

Alan Kernaghan
Charlton 1991 (loan)
Wanderers 1994 (loan)

Republic of Ireland international who cut his teeth at Charlton in a loan spell from his first club, Middlesbrough – where he had been signed by the great Bruce Rioch.
He was then taken to a troubled Manchester City by Brian Horton but struggled to hold down a regular place and found himself reunited with Rioch at Burnden Park in 1994 as cover for Mark Seagraves.
Kernaghan played 11 games for the Whites in total before moving on to Scottish football with St Johnstone and Clyde.


The Bolton News: Diego Poyet impressed yet again

ONE TO WATCH – Diego Poyet
Son of Sunderland manager Gus Poyet, the young midfielder had not played a senior game before January but has progressed quickly in South London since breaking into the team.
Stepping into the shoes vacated by Brighton-bound Dale Stephens, the Spain-born 19-year-old plays a deep-lying midfield role and seems suited to the style preferred by new Valley boss Jose Riga.
Despite being born in Spain to Uruguayan parents, Poyet has represented England at Under-16 and 17 levels.


The Bolton News: NO INJURY SETBACK: Mark Davies was rested for Cardiff City tie


Dougie Freedman has ruled out risking Mark Davies, who has recently returned to training with a thigh injury.

Joe Mason has returned to Cardiff City, leaving just two options in attack: Jermaine Beckford, whose goal helped topple Barnsley last weekend, and Lukas Jutkiewicz.

Stuart Holden (knee), Darren Pratley (shoulder) and Joe Riley (knee) are also navailable.


The Bolton News: Hornets academy graduate Sordell starts Team GB win


Marvin Sordell won’t be available for Charlton as part of his loan deal from Wanderers, which means a change up front for Jose Riga’s side from Tuesday’s defeat against Barnsley.
Welsh front man Simon Church is expected to come back into the line up for his first game in seven.
There will also be a change at left-back, where regular Rhoys Wiggins sustained a broken foot early in Tuesday night’s game at the Valley.
Lewis Solly – usually a right-back – replaced him in midweek and is expected to make his first start since Boxing Day, when he was ruled out with a knee injury.
Winger Astrit Ajdarevic is tipped for a start after scoring from the bench against the Tykes.
Leon Cort is unlikely to feature having recently returned from a knee problem.
Likely line-up (4-4-2): Hamer; Wilson, Dervite, Morrison, Solly; Ajdaervic, Poyet, Cousins, Jackson; Church, Obika.

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2:34pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Markaspy says...

Looks like we are only playing with 10 men according to the line up
Looks like we are only playing with 10 men according to the line up Markaspy
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2:38pm Fri 18 Apr 14

poplarman says...

You can add Beckford
You can add Beckford poplarman
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4:19pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Who is the commentator on Tower? LOL

Where is he sat? In the dressing room watching TV?
Who is the commentator on Tower? LOL Where is he sat? In the dressing room watching TV? Beyond News Forum
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