A midweek trip to the Valley at Charlton for a big match for both teams. We haven’t done too badly there lately so let’s hope we can keep that up for the big push.
In charge we have Sam Purkiss from London and I have a bad feeling about this bloke, and it may have something to do with the last time we saw him on December 29th, 2020, away to Gillingham that we lost 3-2.
No, I’ve got it wrong, well at least I think I have, the reason this game sticks in my mind is the 55 passes that led to Will Grigg scoring after just 4 minutes. Jordan Graham pulled the scores level from the spot after O’Hora had handled in the box. Vadaine Oliver made it 2-1 just before halftime seizing on a poor defensive header from Surman, but O’Hora redeemed himself converting an Ethan Laird low cross six minutes into injury time. The Gills took the lead and ultimately scored the winner when the Dons defence failed to deal with a long throw and Connor Ogilvie converted.
Mr Purkiss has reffed 24 games this season booking 88 players, converting just one of those to a double yellow offence. In addition, he has sent 3 players off and awarded a rather worrying 8 penalties.
Ref Purkiss will be assisted by Anthony Da Costa and Chris Kidd on the flags with Paul Howard as the 4th Official.