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  • Date:12 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:14:00
  • Venue:The Valley
  • Richards (68)
Goal!

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94:30 +4.30

The referee blows for offside against Jamie Paterson. Free kick taken by Rob Elliot.

93:08 +3.08

Outswinging corner taken by Simon Francis, Andy Butler makes a clearance.

89:51

Oliver Lancashire challenges Paul Benson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Francis restarts play with the free kick.

89:36

Alex Nicholls takes a shot. Save by Rob Elliot.

87:39

Julian Gray takes the outswinging corner, Jose Vitor Semedo makes a clearance.

87:08

Corner taken short by Alex Nicholls.

85:29

Shot from just outside the box by Richard Taundry goes over the bar.

84:57

Steve Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Johnnie Jackson. Julian Gray takes a short corner.

83:42

Corner from the left by-line taken by Julian Gray, clearance made by Paul Benson.

81:29

Jamie Paterson has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

80:37

(Walsall) makes a substitution, with Jamie Paterson coming on for William Grigg.

77:18

Jonathan Fortune concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Nicholls. Free kick taken by Oliver Lancashire.

76:20

The official flags Akpo Sodje offside. Jon Brain takes the free kick.

74:04

Alex Nicholls has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

73:00

Alex Nicholls takes a shot. Save made by Rob Elliot.

70:34

Gary Doherty receives a yellow card. Akpo Sodje is brought on as a substitute for Scott Wagstaff. Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Doherty on William Grigg. Andy Butler restarts play with the free kick.

69:37

Lee Martin receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Butler by Lee Martin. Jon Brain restarts play with the free kick.

68:17

Matthew Richards fires in a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Charlton 0-1 Walsall.Assist on the goal came from Julian Gray.

67:27

Effort from deep inside the area by Paul Benson misses to the right of the goal.

67:01

Alex Nicholls takes a shot. Save by Rob Elliot.

64:14

Steve Jones challenges Therry Racon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Johnnie Jackson takes the direct free kick.

62:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Nicholls on Jonathan Fortune. Rob Elliot takes the free kick.

58:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Jones by Kyel Reid. Oliver Lancashire takes the free kick.

57:40

Andy Butler receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Andy Butler is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Johnnie Jackson from the free kick. Kyel Reid takes a shot. Oliver Lancashire gets a block in.

57:06

William Grigg has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

55:38

Jonathan Fortune fouled by Alex Nicholls, the ref awards a free kick. Rob Elliot takes the direct free kick.

54:14

Headed effort from inside the area by Lee Martin misses to the right of the target.

51:54

The referee penalises Therry Racon for handball. Matthew Richards restarts play with the free kick.

50:53

Kyel Reid fouled by Steve Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jonathan Fortune.

49:17

Paul Benson is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jon Brain.

48:40

Foul by Alex Nicholls on Jose Vitor Semedo, free kick awarded. Rob Elliot restarts play with the free kick.

47:41

Darryl Westlake fouled by Paul Benson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Darryl Westlake.

46:20

Corner taken by Julian Gray from the right by-line, comfortable save by Rob Elliot.

45:56

Foul by Jose Vitor Semedo on William Grigg, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Andy Butler.

45:01

Joe Anyinsah goes off and Lee Martin comes on. Kyel Reid replaces Matt Fry.

43:58

Gary Doherty gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Butler. Jon Brain restarts play with the free kick.

43:11

Joe Anyinsah fouled by Andy Butler, the ref awards a free kick. Simon Francis takes the free kick.

42:20

Corner taken short by Julian Gray.

41:44

Unfair challenge on Oliver Lancashire by Joe Anyinsah results in a free kick. Aaron Lescott takes the direct free kick.

38:31

The official flags Joe Anyinsah offside. Oliver Lancashire restarts play with the free kick.

32:54

Andy Butler gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Benson. Free kick taken by Johnnie Jackson.

31:37

Joe Anyinsah challenges Andy Butler unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Richards restarts play with the free kick.

30:43

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Julian Gray, Matt Fry makes a clearance.

29:20

Simon Francis has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

25:22

Corner taken by Julian Gray from the right by-line to the near post, Simon Francis makes a clearance.

24:50

Paul Benson fouled by Andy Butler, the ref awards a free kick. Simon Francis takes the direct free kick.

24:21

Richard Taundry produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

23:36

The referee blows for offside against Joe Anyinsah. Jon Brain takes the free kick.

22:30

The official flags Paul Benson offside. Jon Brain restarts play with the free kick.

20:57

Effort from outside the penalty box by Johnnie Jackson goes wide left of the goal.

20:26

Alex Nicholls has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.

18:39

Close range shot by Richard Taundry misses to the left of the goal.

14:46

Shot by Richard Taundry went wide left of the target.

10:07

Effort from deep inside the area by Julian Gray clears the bar.

8:57

Short corner taken by Julian Gray from the right by-line.

8:08

Jose Vitor Semedo challenges Richard Taundry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Richards fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

5:36

Therry Racon takes a shot. Jon Brain makes a comfortable save.

4:08

Effort on goal by Alex Nicholls from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

3:07

Julian Gray takes a outswinging corner.

1:45

Scott Wagstaff has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

The game gets underway.

It is the end of the first-half.

The game restarts for the second half.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

Match Preview

Charlton pair face checks Charlton have injury worries at both ends of the pitch ahead of the home game against Walsall. Goalkeeper Rob Elliot picked up a hip injury during Thursday night's FA Cup replay win over Luton, and striker Paul Benson had to be replaced in the second half with a knee knock. Elliot could probably be patched up to face the Saddlers but Benson has been for a scan to determine the extent of his problem and is a doubt. Loanees Lee Martin and Marcel Seip were ineligible in midweek and will be in the squad, the latter having yet to make his debut since joining from Plymouth some three weeks ago. Skipper Christian Dailly serves the final match of his four-game ban. Walsall will assess the fitness of forwards Jon Macken and Reuben Reid. The pair picked up respective calf and hamstring injuries during the 3-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday last month and it remains to be seen whether they will have recovered in time for the trip to The Valley. But with the bottom-of-the-table Saddlers having won just two of their last 15 league games, under-pressure boss Chris Hutchings will be hoping to have the key pair available. Even more so following the returns of attacking duo Martin Devaney and Liam Dickinson to parent club Barnsley following the completion of their loan stints at the Banks`s Stadium. Striker and captain Darren Byfield remains sidelined with his long-term knee injury, with a return set for early in the new year.

Formation:442Manager: Phil Parkinson

Charlton

Formation: 442Manager: Chris Hutchings

Walsall

  • Rob Elliot
  • Simon Francis
  • Gary Doherty
  • Matt Fry
  • Jonathan Fortune
  • Scott Wagstaff
  • Jose Vitor Semedo
  • Therry Racon
  • Johnnie Jackson
  • Paul Benson
  • Joe Anyinsah
  • SUBS
  • Brandon Hall
  • Pawel Abbott
  • Lee Martin
  • Kyel Reid
  • Akpo Sodje
  • Alan McCormack
  • Marcel Seip

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Match Report

Saddlers stun Addicks Walsall stunned promotion-chasing Charlton with a shock 1-0 victory at The Valley. It was Walsall who had the better of the first half and the struggling visitors defied their lowly position at the bottom of the table by creating what few opportunities arose in the opening 45 minutes. Alex Nicholls saw an effort go over the bar, Julian Gray broke into the box before shooting off target and Richard Taundry shot into the side-netting. Walsall should have taken the lead in the 58th minute when Will Grigg headed over from six yards after connecting with Gray's cross. But they finally made the breakthrough 11 minutes later with a stunning low drive from 20 yards from Matt Richards, which flew past Rob Elliot and into the net. Nicholls almost added a second for the visitors with a 25-yard volley that went just wide of the post five minutes later and he should have wrapped it up in the 89th minute after breaking clean through, only to be denied by Elliot.

Form Guide

    WWWWWD
  • Charlton
  • VS
  • Walsall
  • LLLLWL

Last Meetings

  • Walsall
  • 1 - 1
  • Charlton
  • 02/02/2010
  • Charlton
  • 2 - 0
  • Walsall
  • 22/08/2009
  • Walsall
  • 2 - 2
  • Charlton
  • 04/11/1980
  • Charlton
  • 2 - 0
  • Walsall
  • 07/10/1980
  • Walsall
  • 0 - 1
  • Charlton
  • 22/02/1975
  • Charlton
  • 4 - 2
  • Walsall
  • 16/11/1974

Top Scorers

Charlton

  • P Benson 7
  • J Jackson 5
  • S Wagstaff 5
  • J Anyinsah 3
  • L Martin 2
  • T Racon 2
  • A Sodje 1
  • A McCormack 1
  • MG Llera 1
  • C Solly 1
  • M Fry 1

Walsall

  • J Macken 3
  • J Gray 3
  • M Richards 3
  • R Reid 3
  • D Byfield 1
  • M Devaney 1
  • P Marshall 1
  • A Nicholls 1
  • E Smith 1

Goals

Charlton

    • Total goals 55
    • Goals per game 31
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Walsall

    • Total goals 41
    • Goals per game 17
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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