Charlton 1-1 Rochdale- Match Report
Report of match 21st February 2012
Charlton 1-1 Rochdale- Match Report.
Addicks held by Dale
Yann Kermorgant's stunning free-kick preserved Charlton's unbeaten home record as the League One leaders drew 1-1 with Rochdale at The Valley.
The visitors took a shock 53rd-minute lead through Nicky Adams but the effort was cancelled out just three minutes later when Frenchman Kermorgant smashed home his 25-yard set-piece.
Bradley Wright-Phillips was looking to end his goal drought stretching back to mid-November and went close twice early on, just failing to meet Bradley Pritchard's cross before drilling a low shot inches wide.
Wright-Phillips' 37th-minute header produced a save from Dale keeper Peter Kurucz and Matt Taylor headed wide three minutes before the break, but the two sides went in on level terms at the break after a lacklustre first half overall.
The game sprung into life early in the second period as lowly Rochdale grabbed a shock lead. Gary Jones broke clear down the right and his low cross was met by Adams, whose shot beat Ben Hamer with the aid of a slight deflection off Rhoys Wiggins.
But parity was restored soon after when Kermorgant fired a stunning free-kick beyond Kurucz for his first goal since Boxing Day.
|Competition: npower League One Date: Tuesday, 21st February 2012 Kick off: 19:45 Venue: The Valley|
|1 - 1||Rochdale
|3||Cedric Evina (Cort 82)|
|7||Danny Green (Wagstaff 65)|
|10||Bradley Wright-Phillips (Clarke 72)|
|28||Leon Cort (Evina 82)|
|11||Scott Wagstaff (Green 65)|
|40||Leon Clarke (Wright-Phillips 72)|
|11||Nicky Adams (Thompson 82)|
|15||Joe Thompson (Adams 82)|
|Charlton Ath. cards shown|
|Rochdale cards shown|
|56 mins||Kevin Long||Unsporting behaviour|