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02 May 2010

Charlton 1 Leeds 0

This was by far the most engrossing game of the season, where the action on the pitch was absolutely matched by the emotion in the crowd. Leeds might have got promotion if they had won, and as the news of Millwall's score came through their fans made sure their team knew they only needed one goal. While a win for Charlton might mean the slim hopes of automatic promotion remained alive.

It was an even match, I suppose, but I think both sets of fans will think their team had the better of it. A late goal from Akpo Sodje was celebrated like no other goal I've seen this season. There was a huge outpouring of emotion, even in the old geezers around me in the West stand. Perhaps even that was outdone, though, by the reaction to a brilliant save by Darren Randolph in the third minute of added time.

If all the following things happen next weekend, Charlton will be promoted in second:

Charlton win at Oldham
Leeds lose at home to Bristol Rovers
Millwall and Swindon draw

Simple. Playoff tickets go on sale today. I just have this dreadful feeling we're going to end up playing Millwall at Wembley.

1 comment :

Supergreensunbear said...

No one wants to go up! Its a tricky old league. I guess someone has to on the last day though so for once Leeds can win when it matters. Knew we'd end up conceding late on Saturday, the Charlton game had a repeat of our away trip to Norwich written all over it.

All still to play for though. Quite an event coming up next Saturday. Scarily, Huddersfield could yet still mathematically be promoted! 5 teams playing for 1 place and then 4 have to do it all again... I hate League One sometimes!