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Reds Let Two-Goal Lead Slip

Monday August 19 2013


David Flitcroft David Flitcroft


THE Reds let a two-goal lead slip and are still searching for their first win of the season after drawing 2-2 with Charlton on Saturday.

After failing to score in their first three games, Chris O'Grady scored either side of the interval but Charlton pulled one back through Jordan Cousins in the 64th minute, before Simon Church equalised eight minutes later.

O'Grady's first came after a fine pass from Scott Golbourne, while his second was a header after a brilliant cross from highly-rated midfielder Jacob Mellis.

"At 2-0 up we fully dominated the game but the game management was poor," said David Flitcroft.

"They lost composure, that disappointed me. On the positive side we created a lot of chances in the first half. Charlton are a good Championship team and we have dominated them.

"Our display in the first half was as good as I have seen. The synergy between the defence and midfield was excellent but we have to be more ruthless, as at 2-0 up we felt comfortable."

The Reds will look to register their first three points against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

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Reply Posted by Mark on Monday August 19 2013 at 11:52
Entirely down to a shockingly bad decision by David Flitcroft. Taking Mellis off and replacing him with Digby was a foolish thing to do. At that point we conceded the initiative to Charlton. Had the game lasted a further fifteen minutes it is likely that we would have lost the match.

Despite all the hype, Mr Digby is not quite ready for first team football, although he is a reasonably good prospect for the future.

Reply Posted by daz on Monday August 19 2013 at 13:50
same old barnsley cnt kp a lead or they concede in last minute.lower league player just arnt gd enough.get sum gd loan players in or get to specsavers

Reply Posted by daz on Monday August 19 2013 at 13:53
digby int that gd ya r8 mark pal nyatanga int all that either pal mvoto int always aware of what behind him but is ok

Reply Posted by LOL on Wednesday August 21 2013 at 20:24
SHOULD HAVE A REFUND

Reply Posted by max and paddy on Sunday August 25 2013 at 11:54
ON A ROAD TO NOWHERE

Reply Posted by sheff wed fan on Sunday August 25 2013 at 16:18
like watching DULUX dry

Reply Posted by LOL on Wednesday August 28 2013 at 09:18
5-2 5-1 SACK HIM NOW

Reply Posted by Flapper on Thursday August 29 2013 at 06:26
WHAT A WASTE OF SPACE SACK HIM