LiveAlbion v Charlton from the Amex

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Summary

  • ALBION 2 CHARLTON 2
  • Vetokele at the double (3, 75)
  • Henderson makes great save from Teixeira
  • Dunk heads hosts level TWICE (67, 90+2)
  • Six pages of coverage in The Argus on Monday

4:55pm

Not the result Albion wanted at 3pm

But, in the circumstances, the feelgood factor lives on....

4:53pm

All over

4:52pm

Colunga did well to win a corner in four added minutes – and Stockdale rumbled forward.

He even seemed to get his head on the delivery, albeit a glancing touch.

But LuaLua chipped the ball back across and DUNK netted with another magnificent header.

4:48pm

Bikey headed a corner wide right in front of the jubilant Charlton fans.

An Albion attack that seemed to be going nowhere suddenly offered hope when Holla was tripped five yards outside the box.

It was a very handily placed free-kick but Gardner’s curler bounced rather tamely off the wall.

4:42pm

A few hearts were in mouths when Vetokele and Dunk went down together in the Albion box, the ball ran loose and then Church hit the desk as a tackle came in.

Charlton verdict: Foul on either Vetokele or Church.

My view: Foul by Vetokele in the first place.

Ref said: Dive by Church.

4:38pm

Charlton send on Fox for Gudmundsson

4:36pm

Baldock on for Forster-Caskey

4:36pm

4:35pm

Magic from VETOKELE as he controls a low cross to the near post, jinks inside Greer and lashes a low shot past Stockdale.

4:34pm

Teixeira burst through with Colunga alongside him and one defender back.

But the square pass hit the defender and bounced to Henderson.

Before that Henderson dived low to his right to hold a LuaLua shot.

And now Vetokele strikes again...

 

Attendance: 26189 (1,992 away fans)

4:31pm

Albion had called for a minutes’ applause on 67 minutes to honour fan and fund-raiser Tony Langridge who died recently, aged 67.

We had rather more than that thanks to Dunk’s goal on 67!

But the hosts should now be ahead....

4:27pm

Dunk has had at least one good goalscoring chance per match with a header from a corner. And it pays off here.

Bruno and Teixeira combined very nicely down the right to win a corner.

Holla flighted the ball in and DUNK rose majestically to head into the top corner, over the head of the defender on the post.

4:21pm

LuaLua is on for the Seagulls, replacing Mackail-Smith.

Dunk has gone into the book for a clumsy, mis-timed challenged on Vetokele.

Meanwhile Charlton have sent on Wilson, who has a habit of scoring against the Seagulls, for cousins.

Albion are still having plenty of the ball but Teixeira’s efforts to play his way through intricate little gaps are being picked off.

4:16pm

Sorry mikey, don't know much about our autorefresh.

I'll mention it on Monday becasue we have had a bit of web design of late.

Keep clicking for now.

One of them might bring Brighton a goal!! 

4:15pm

The crowd have really warmed to Colunga, who is busy and quick and has a nice touch.

Such a shame about that chance!

He put in a good cross which somehow eluded both CMS and the onrushing Gardner at the far post a few minutes ago.

(Big clue there as to what Hyppia hopes Gardner will add in this second half).

Just before that Dunk got in a very good headed clearance from a Charlton cross.

4:11pm

 

Albion have just wasted three good positions with poor balls into the box.

They were more precise in their build-up when Teixeira and Colunga combined but the latter opted for one trick too many before shooting and was crowded out on the edge of the box.

4:08pm

Albion have made a lively start to the half attacking the North Stand. Mackail-Smith fed off a knock down and volleyed wide on the turn, then Bennett charged into the box and rifled a shot into the side netting at Henderson’s near post.

4:05pm

What problem are you having Mikey?

4:05pm

3:52pm Sat 30 Aug 14

mikeygit says

Chances and possession out-way Charltons--just need to score at least TWO goals!!
Anyone else having problems with Argus updating reports?

4:04pm

Half time changes - Gardner on for Crofts for the hosts while Charlton send on Simon Church for fellow striker George Tucudean. 

3:49pm

Albion were clapped off at the break.

Nathan Jones went on to the pitch to have a few words with Colunga, who was last to leave.

The Spaniard has been sharp and lively but had the chance for a home debut goal and fired it over.

3:48pm

We had two added minutes and they saw Tucudean launch an outrageous volley from out on the right which travelled at some speed and hit the side-netting at the near post. I suspect Stockdale had it covered.

3:45pm

3:44pm

Dunk played his side into trouble to offer Charlton a rare look at goal.

Gudmundsson, who likes to cut in left-footed off the right wing, had a go from about 25 yards and it deflected for a corner which Bruno met with a clearing header.

3:42pm

Chances have been hard to come by – but Colunga should have converted the best of them so far on 40 minutes.

Mackail-Smith ran onto Bruno’s intelligent ball behind the defence to win a corner.

The flag kick was nodded down by Dunk and Colunga, on the turn, hooked his volley over the bar.

3:35pm

3:34pm

3:34pm

The word “organised” featured large in the piece we did about Bob Peeters and Charlton in today’s Argus.

And you can see why as they make it very hard for Albion to play through them.

The hosts have just had the ball for quite a long spell and probed left and right – and back to the left again.

But they at no time looked like finding a way through.

3:26pm

The crowd raised their voices thanks to a Crofts tackle on Cousins which forced the ball into Bruno’s path.

Bruno slid a return pass to Crofts and the cross was turned behind in somewhat ungainly fashion by Buyens.

But, when the corner was cleared, Holla sent a long-range volley way over the bar.

3:21pm

Teixeira produced a great bit of skill to dance away from Jackson midway inside the Charlton half. But, as has happened a few times, the passing broke down on the edge of the Charlton box.

Colunga has just endeared himself to home fans by chasing back and sliding in to tackle Gudmundsson in front of the West Stand.

Crowd still in good heart.

3:18pm

Charlton fans are singing about being top of the league.

Their team are sitting deep, looking organised and trying to get Vetokele away on counters. 

3:17pm

Forster-Caskey was booked for a foul in the Charlton half.

 

3:16pm

Albion are still playing some nice stuff. Bruno shaped to cross from the right wing but instead measured a low pass into the near post area which begged for a one-touch finish from Mackail-Smith. But he tried to control and the danger as snuffed out in the six-yard box.

Bruno had the next chance but got under a volley as the ball bounced to him beyond the far post.

Albion have Mackail-Smith and Colunga both well up the pitch with Teixeira and Crofts looking to get in close support.

3:10pm

It was a very confident finish by Vetokele - and no wonder.

He now has four goals in a little more than four games in the Championship.

3:09pm

3:09pm

The bubble was then burst as Charlton did what Bob Peeters loves them to do – spring forward quickly on the counter.

Danger man Vetokele led the attack and tied to thread a pass into the box.

It was blocked – but the ball bounced back to VETOKELE and he drilled a superb right-foot finish across Stockdale and low just inside the post.

Albion, though, should have levelled almost immediately.

They got Teixeira into the box and his shot was somehow saved by Henderson, who seemed to be diving the wrong way.

3:05pm

The loudspeakers cut out during Sussex By The Sea so the crowd raised their voices and did it on their own.

It was unplanned but it sounded really good.

The upbeat feel was retained when Colunga produced a lovely touch to win a corner.

But then Charlton, as they love to do, sprung forward on the counter raid – and scored.

3:01pm

3:01pm

No change of ends.

We are under way with Albion defending the North Stand

2:57pm

Last week I said the buzz was back at the Amex.

It lives on. And has been increased by events during another good week.

The Seagulls were a touch fortunate to win at Swindon in midweek.

But they gave key playing time to several players and secured another win.

There have also been THREE new signings since Bolton were here.

Adrian Colunga had his medical after that match and starts today, Sam Baldock and Gary Gardner are on the bench.

Here come the teams....

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3:08pm Sat 30 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

Oh dear--not the ideal start--and their scorer is the player we had to watch!!!
Oh dear--not the ideal start--and their scorer is the player we had to watch!!! mikeygit
  • Score: -1

3:12pm Sat 30 Aug 14

sussexram40 says...

Diastrous start.
Diastrous start. sussexram40
  • Score: -2

3:49pm Sat 30 Aug 14

russellsnr2 says...

All Albion, jsut need a break.
All Albion, jsut need a break. russellsnr2
  • Score: 1

3:49pm Sat 30 Aug 14

arc12 says...

We're playing pretty well to be honest - the only failing which has been our achillies heel for the last year or so is failing to take our chances. Need a target man from this 1st half performance - good atmosphere in ground today. Tex playing well as is Charlton's keeper. Confident we can turn this round in 2nd half but would like to see Lua Lua and Baldock on at some point. UTA.
We're playing pretty well to be honest - the only failing which has been our achillies heel for the last year or so is failing to take our chances. Need a target man from this 1st half performance - good atmosphere in ground today. Tex playing well as is Charlton's keeper. Confident we can turn this round in 2nd half but would like to see Lua Lua and Baldock on at some point. UTA. arc12
  • Score: 5

3:52pm Sat 30 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

Chances and possession out-way Charltons--just need to score at least TWO goals!!
Anyone else having problems with Argus updating reports?
Chances and possession out-way Charltons--just need to score at least TWO goals!! Anyone else having problems with Argus updating reports? mikeygit
  • Score: 1

4:11pm Sat 30 Aug 14

migratorygull says...

mikeygit wrote:
Chances and possession out-way Charltons--just need to score at least TWO goals!!
Anyone else having problems with Argus updating reports?
Argus auto update doesn't work- have to manually refresh the page to keep in touch.
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Chances and possession out-way Charltons--just need to score at least TWO goals!! Anyone else having problems with Argus updating reports?[/p][/quote]Argus auto update doesn't work- have to manually refresh the page to keep in touch. migratorygull
  • Score: 1

4:26pm Sat 30 Aug 14

russellsnr2 says...

Yessss!!!!
Yessss!!!! russellsnr2
  • Score: 0

4:28pm Sat 30 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

Always said DUNK was a good player--Ringtone-whe
re are you!!!!
Always said DUNK was a good player--Ringtone-whe re are you!!!! mikeygit
  • Score: 0

4:32pm Sat 30 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

Sounds as if Kaz is on fire--Nail the match and score another one or two---- COME ON ALBION
Sounds as if Kaz is on fire--Nail the match and score another one or two---- COME ON ALBION mikeygit
  • Score: 0

4:35pm Sat 30 Aug 14

russellsnr2 says...

NOooooooooooooooo
NOooooooooooooooo russellsnr2
  • Score: 0

4:36pm Sat 30 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

I DO NOT BELIEVE IT!!!! -THe B---er has scored again 2--1
CHARLTON!!!!!
I DO NOT BELIEVE IT!!!! -THe B---er has scored again 2--1 CHARLTON!!!!! mikeygit
  • Score: -1

4:49pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Cliify0002 says...

Is stockdale as good as we were told and all those signings and still the attack breaks down . Pretty play but short of ideas in front of goal. Another loss dear oh dear
Is stockdale as good as we were told and all those signings and still the attack breaks down . Pretty play but short of ideas in front of goal. Another loss dear oh dear Cliify0002
  • Score: -4

4:52pm Sat 30 Aug 14

russellsnr2 says...

DunKkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
kkkkkkkkkkkk
DunKkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk kkkkkkkkkkkk russellsnr2
  • Score: 0

4:52pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNN
NNNNNNNNNKKKKKKKKKKK
K!!!!!!!!!

That's my boy :-)
DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNN NNNNNNNNNKKKKKKKKKKK K!!!!!!!!! That's my boy :-) Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 3

4:53pm Sat 30 Aug 14

mikeygit says...

DUNK our star striker who would have believed it??? He scores again----well earned draw!!
DUNK our star striker who would have believed it??? He scores again----well earned draw!! mikeygit
  • Score: 2

4:54pm Sat 30 Aug 14

college says...

Thank you Dunkie, that's one/two up the rusty old sheriffs badge for the ringpiece collective.
Thank you Dunkie, that's one/two up the rusty old sheriffs badge for the ringpiece collective. college
  • Score: 2

5:07pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Can you hear Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo
Can you hear the Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo
Can you hear Freeloaders sing?
I can't hear a flipping thing!
Noooo, noooo, Shhhhhhhhhhh!!
Can you hear Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo Can you hear the Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo Can you hear Freeloaders sing? I can't hear a flipping thing! Noooo, noooo, Shhhhhhhhhhh!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
  • Score: 1

5:11pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Can you hear Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo
Can you hear the Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo
Can you hear Freeloaders sing?
I can't hear a flipping thing!
Noooo, noooo, Shhhhhhhhhhh!!
I'm sure both goals will retrospectively become his fault though. Top scouts are never wrong.

Excellent comebacks today though - behind twice despite being (according to reports) the better teams most of the game but having the steel and resolve to keep battling.

How many goals did our CBs score last season?
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Can you hear Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo Can you hear the Freeloaders sing? Noooo noooo Can you hear Freeloaders sing? I can't hear a flipping thing! Noooo, noooo, Shhhhhhhhhhh!![/p][/quote]I'm sure both goals will retrospectively become his fault though. Top scouts are never wrong. Excellent comebacks today though - behind twice despite being (according to reports) the better teams most of the game but having the steel and resolve to keep battling. How many goals did our CBs score last season? Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 2
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