Goals Scored

Yaya’s Hat-Trick

Congratulations to Yaya Sanogo whose hat-trick against Reading was Charlton’s fist hat-trick in 21 months.  These three goals put Sanogo joint 4th in Charlton’s top scorers list for the season.

It is actually Charlton’s third hat-trick under the Duchâtelet regime.  All three have been with José Riga in charge of the team struggling at the bottom of the table:

  • 21st April 2014 Sheffield Wednesday 2 Charlton 3 Marvin Sordell 10, 43, 63
  • 3rd May 2014  Blackpool 0 Charlton 3 Callum Harriott 61, 82, 90
  • 27th February 2016 Charlton 3 Reading 4 Yaya Sanogo 7, 49, 84

Despite Charlton’s poor scoring record since Duchâtelet took over, it is perhaps surprising that the club is joint top in terms of hat-tricks per club in the Championship within that timescale.  Here is the list:

Birmingham City 3
Blackburn Rovers 3
Bournemouth 3
Charlton Athletic 3
Reading 3
Derby County 2
Fulham 2
Watford 2
Bolton Wanderers 1
Brentford 1
Burnley 1
Huddersfield Town 1
Hull City 1
Ipswich Town 1
Leeds United 1
Middlesbrough 1
Millwall 1
Norwich City 1
Nottingham Forest 1

Former Reading player Adam le Fondre is the only player to have scored two Championship hat-tricks in that time.  Current Reading Striker Yann Kermorgant is the only former Charlton Player to have scored a Championship hat-trick in that timescale; and he very nearly added a second one against Charlton on Saturday.

Jackson’s Fifty Goals

A summary of Johnnie Jackson’s Charlton goals

Depending on who is doing the counting Captain Marvel, Johnnie Jackson, notched up either his fiftieth or his forty-ninth goal for The Addicks against Birmingham at the weekend.  Here’s a summary of all fifty:

# Date Opposition Competition Ground Min Final
Score
Description
1 25/09/10 Dagenham League 1 The Valley 89 2-2 Headed in a Racon cross
2 23/10/10 Carlisle League 1 Brunton Park 23 4-3 Shot from close range
3 02/11/10 Swindon League 1 County Ground 13 3-0 Shot following Benson pass
4 13/11/10 Peterborough League 1 London Road 15 5-1 Penalty following foul on Scott Wagstaff
5 13/11/10 Peterborough League 1 London Road 36 5-1 Shot to top corner
6 20/11/10 Yeovil League 1 The Valley 11 3-2 Neat finish from Lee Martin assist
7 20/11/10 Yeovil League 1 The Valley 85 3-2 Penalty after being fouled
8 27/11/10 Luton FA Cup 2nd Rnd The Valley 34 2-2 Headed in a parried shot from Scott Wagstaff
9 09/12/10 Luton FA Cup 2nd Rnd Rep. Kenilworth Road 80 3-1 The disputed goal. Free kick off Racon’s head.
10 29/12/10 Brighton League 1 Am Ex 3 1-1 Penalty following foul on Anyinsah
11 01/01/11 Colchester League 1 Weston Homes 18 3-3 Penalty following Bond handball
12 01/01/11 Colchester League 1 Weston Homes 40 3-3 Penalty following Perkins handling of Benson’s header
13 03/01/11 Swindon League 1 The Valley 22 2-4 Deflected shot from close range
14 15/01/11 Sheffield Wednesday League 1 Hillsborough 6 2-2 Penalty following foul on Anyinsah
15 12/02/11 Peterborough League 1 The Valley 57 3-2 Header from Simon Francis cross
16 06/08/11 Bournemouth League 1 The Valley 77 3-0 Penalty to bottom left
17 20/08/11 Scunthorpe League 1 The Valley 20 2-2 Looping header to top right
18 27/08/11 Bury League 1 Gigg Lane 64 2-1 Left foot shot to bottom right corner
19 24/09/11 Chesterfield League 1 The Valley 29 3-1 Low shot from over the penalty spot from Stephens free kick
20 08/10/11 Tranmere League 1 The Valley 80 1-1 Penalty following foul on Kermorgant
21 05/11/11 Preston League 1 The Valley 16 5-2 Low shot after Green’s attempt parried
22 05/11/11 Preston League 1 The Valley 26 5-2 Penalty following foul on Kermorgant
23 13/11/11 Halifax FA Cup 1st Rnd The Shay 80 4-0 Low shot around two defenders
24 14/01/12 Sheffield Wednesday League 1 Hillsborough 28 1-0 Free kick. 20 yard curler to top right
25 21/01/12 Sheffield United League 1 The Valley 21 1-0 Free kick. 30 yard belter to top left
26 14/02/12 Milton Keynes League 1 The Valley 44 2-1 Penalty following foul on Yann Kermorgant
27 14/02/12 Milton Keynes League 1 The Valley 45 2-1 Penalty following foul on Jackson
28 28/02/12 Chesterfield League 1 b2net 58 4-0 Shot to bottom right corner from Stephens cross
29 22/09/12 Ipswich Championship Portman Road 48 2-1 Close range shot to top left corner
30 29/09/12 Blackburn Championship The Valley 27 1-1 Header from a Green cross
31 06/11/12 Cardiff Championship The Valley 39 5-4 20 yard shot to top right corner
32 06/11/12 Cardiff Championship The Valley 45 5-4 Header from 6 yards
33 01/01/13 Watford Championship Vicarage Road 78 4-3 Corner headed in from the D.
34 12/01/13 Blackpool Championship The Valley 23 2-1 Shot to bottom left from outside penalty box
35 26/01/13 Sheffield Wednesday Championship The Valley 47 1-2 Shot off the right post following good work from Solly and Pitchard
36 05/03/13 Peterborough Championship London Road 55 2-2 Shot from 12 yards to bottom right
37 30/03/13 Bolton Championship The Valley 25 3-2 Ran into box and shot to bottom right
38 06/04/13 Leeds Championship The Valley 47 2-1 Short range shot
39 13/04/13 Barnsley Championship Oakwell 19 6-0 Shot through keepers legs from 18 yards
40 04/05/13 Bristol City Championship The Valley 85 4-1 Shot from six yards following Pritchard’s pass
41 09/11/13 Leeds Championship The Valley 70 2-4 Tap-in from Church cross
42 07/12/13 Yeovil Championship Huish Park 45 2-2 Stooping header at far post from Cameron Stewart cross
43 01/01/14 Ipswich Championship Portman Road 90 1-1 Half-volley from just behind the penalty spot
44 22/02/14 QPR Championship The Valley 90 1-0 Downward header from narrow angle from Ajdarevic corner
45 29/04/14 Watford Championship The Valley 69 3-1 Controlled long ball from Fox and shot from 3 yards out
46 30/09/14 Norwich Championship Carrow Road 86 1-0 30 yard daisy cutter to bottom left
47 21/10/14 Bolton Championship The Valley 51 2-1 Low shot from 20 yards
48 04/10/15 Fulham Championship The Valley 81 2-2 Close range header
49 07/11/15 Sheffield Wednesday Championship The Valley 26 3-1 Close range header
50 21/11/05 Birmingham Championship St Andrews 61 1-0 Downward header following good work from Holmes-Dennis and Lookman

Goals Contributing to Wins: 35

Goals Contributing to Draws: 12

Consolation Goals: 3

Goals Scored Against: Peterborough 4; Sheffield Wednesday 4; Yeovil 3; Bolton 2; Cardiff 2; Chesterfield 2; Colchester 2; Ipswich 2; Leeds 2; Luton 2; Milton Keynes 2; Preston 2; Swindon 2; Watford 2; Barnsley 1; Birmingham 1; Blackburn 1; Blackpool 1; Bournemouth 1; Brighton 1; Bristol City 1; Bury 1; Carlisle 1; Dagenham 1; Fulham 1; Halifax 1; Norwich 1; QPR 1; Scunthorpe 1; Sheffield United 1 Tranmere 1.

Goals Scored At: TheValley 29; London Road 3; Hillsborough 2; Portman Road 2; Weston Homes 2; AmEx 1; b2net 1; Brunton Park 1; Carrow Road 1; County Ground 1; Gigg Lane 1; Huish Park 1; Kenilworth Road 1; Oakwell 1; St Andrews 1; The Shay 1; Vicarage Road 1

Charlton’s Goal Scoring Record Against Millwall

Congratulations to Alou Diarra who last week became the 47th Charlton player to have scored against Millwall. Overview of Charlton’s Goal Scoring Record against Millwall:

  • Charlton have scored 63 goals against Millwall.
  • 47 Charlton players have scored a total of 61 goals against Millwall.
  • 2 Millwall players (Les Hancock and Steve Morison) have scored a total of 2 own goals for Charlton. Both also scored for Millwall in the same matches as their own goals.
  • 1 Player (Kim Grant) has scored three goals against Millwall.
  • 12 players have scored two goals against Millwall.
  • 6 players have scored twice in one match against Millwall.
  • Keith Peacock’s two goals came nine years apart.
  • 34 players have scored once against Millwall.
  • Of the 63 goals, 21 have contributed to Charlton wins, 25 have contributed to draws and 17 have been consolations in defeat.
  • 2 players (Keith Peacock and Deon Burton) have scored penalties against Millwall.
  • Scott Minto, Paul Mortimer and Paul Williams are the only Charlton players to have scored against Millwall in top flight football.
  • Alan Pardew is the only Charlton manager to have scored as a Charlton Player against Millwall.
  • There have been 25 games with no Charlton scorer.

Complete List of Charlton’s Goal Scorers:

Scorer Number of Goals 1st Goal Last Goal
Kim Grant 3 September 1993 December 1995
Ralph Allen 2 February 1935 February 1935
Dion Burton 2 December 2009 December 2009
Cyril Davies 2 September 1970 August 1971
Mike Flanagan 2 April 1977 September 1977
Harry Gregory 2 August 1968 October 1969
Carl Leaburn 2 September 1993 March 1996
Jim Melrose 2 March 1986 April 1986
Keith Peacock 2 August 1968 April 1977
George Stephenson 2 September 1934 September 1934
Mark Stuart 2 April 1986 April 1986
Paul Went 2 March 1969 March 1969
Fred Whitlow 2 October 1929 February 1930
Nick Bailey 1 December 2009
Stuart Balmer 1 April 1995
Anthony Barness 1 September 1992
Les Boulter 1 March 1993
Lee Bowyer 1 March 1996
Tony Burman 1 December 1976
Alan Campbell 1 January 1968
Billy Cox 1 October 1925
Ray Crawford 1 August 1969
Alou Diarra 1 April 2015
Derek Hales 1 March 1979
Jimmy Hart 1 September 1930
John Hendry 1 March 1992
Harold Hobbis 1 February 1935
Mike Kenning 1 October 1969
George Kidd 1 October 1931
Hugh McAuley 1 April 1977
Charles McKinley 1 October 1927
Scott Minto 1 December 1989
Paul Mortimer 1 August 1989
Garry Nelson 1 March 1994
Alan Pardew 1 September 1992
John Rankin 1 February 1926
George Robinson 1 September 1934
John Robinson 1 January 1995
Peter Shaw 1 October 1978
George Shipley 1 March 1986
Dave Shipperley 1 October 1978
Eric Sweeney 1 September 1930
Ray Treacy 1 August 1968
Reg Tricker 1 February 1927
Phil Warman 1 March 1979
Paul Williams 1 August 1989
David Wilson 1 April 1991

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Have Charlton Turned A Corner?

Having scored nine goals and taken nine points from the last four games, it is suddenly feeling good to be a Charlton fan again. After a dreadful January that saw us score just one goal and earn two points, the team seems rejuvenated.  The incoming players have fitted in very well and Guy Luzon seems to have the whole team playing with considerable confidence.  So how did February as a month compare to the other months so far in Charlton’s league season?

February was certainly the most polarised month so far.  During Bob Peeters reign, a massive 52% of all games ended in draws. In February there wasn’t one.  The three wins of February are the most in any month this season, but then so are the three defeats.  In terms of points per game (PPG) the healthy 1.5 of February is the third best so far this season.  It’s not as good as those optimistic days at the beginning of the season with our 11 match unbeaten run, but it is head and shoulders above the dark days of winter when we only just scraped half a point per game.  It is particularly pleasing that the club’s league position has risen from 18th to 12th over the course of the month.

It is perhaps to early to say if the corner has been turned yet, but both the performances and the results have been the best for quite a while.  If a similar level performance continued throughout March we might reasonably expect to take around 8 points.  That would bring us up to the 50 point mark and probable Championship safety.

Screenshot 2015-03-01 01.44.17In the table above, Charlton’s monthly performances are ranked by Points Per Game and then Goal Difference.

Late Goals

Frédéric Bulot’s injury time goal against Brentford was very welcome indeed.  It might not have earned us any additional points, but it was well taken and sealed the match and a good team performance all round.  As far as injury time goals go it was also long overdue though; the last time Charlton scored a goal with the clock showing 90+something was back in August when Igor Vetokele got the equaliser against huddersfield.  There have been just three other late goals (after 80 mins) in that time.  We’ve earned 5 points from those five goals.

Unfortunately the opposition haven’t been so shy of scoring; Charlton have conceded four injury time goals and five other late goals in this time.  These have cost us 8 points.

Late Goals

Charlton 3 Brentford 0

Saturday saw a fantastic win for Charlton and a long awaited one.  The 13 match winless streak (14 including the cup) has finally ended.  As the calendar below shows it’s been a long time since a we had a win and a longer time since we had a good one:

Time since a win – 3 months

Time since a home win – 4 months

Time since a home win on a Saturday – 5 months

Time since a win by 3 goals – 6 months

Time since three different players scored – 6 months

20150214 Records from Brentford Match

Charlton’s Diminishing Goals

So far this season Charlton have played 22 matches and scored 23 goals.  The goals to games ratio, 1.05, is not impressive. Indeed it is joint 17th in the division – on a par with Bolton and Millwall.  Best is Bournemouth with 2.27 goals per game.  Worst is Sheffield Wednesday with 0.73 goals per game.

What is most disturbing for Charlton fans though is the way that the goals have tailed off.  Only Igor Vetokele has hit the net with any regularity this season.  However he hasn’t scored in over a month now and no-one else has taken over goalscoring duties.  In the time since Igor last got a goal, against Reading on 8th November, only Harriott, Buyens and Cousins have scored, and they’ve only managed one each.  The chart below shows how the goals have dried up.

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Charlton did start the season very well and boasted the longest unbeaten record in the division.  Those early successes were largely built on being very tight defensively.  Despite being in the play-off positions early on, Charlton never really dominated their opponents and victories were all by a slim margin.  This meant that it has only taken a small decrease in the number of goals scored to seriously effect the number of points taken:

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It looks as though Charlton will need to do something soon to increase the number of goals scored if the season isn’t to peter-out completely.