FANS VIEW by Alan Houghton: Charlton Athletic 0 Bolton Wanderers 0

Liam Trotter was Alan's man of the match at Charlton

Liam Trotter was Alan's man of the match at Charlton

First published in Sport

THE last long trip of the season started with a lovely view of the Spirit of Sport statue, silhouetted against a clear blue sky on a frosty spring morning.

Before the match we enjoyed a few pints of London Pride in the Rose of Denmark, which has to be the friendliest away pub in the division. They even have pictures of away fans adorning the walls.

The locals were naturally worried about their current position and they begged us to take Marvin Sordell back with us.

They were not too keen on Dougie Freedman because of his Crystal Palace connections. There is some bad feeling from their ground-sharing days, Charlton fans thinking they were ripped off.

The programmes were free. The centre pages were red and the idea was to provide a sea of red when Charlton came out. It was lost against all the empty red seats.

Wheater came in for the unfortunate Baptiste in an otherwise unchanged team.

There is not a lot to write about the match as it had nil-nil written all over it.

Both defences were well on top, neither goalkeeper had a real save to make and the only serious attempt was from Matt Mills when his header from Chung-Yong Lee’s corner was cleared off the line.

We looked the better organised team and Charlton would not have scored if they had played all Easter.

It was a comfortable point and another clean sheet against a team with plenty to play for. Man of the match goes to Liam Trotter.

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