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Match Report: Charlton Athletic 1-1 Bolton Wanderers

I didn't go, but that's never stopped me writing before

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Few things in life are certain - Dean Ambrose being unable to throw a realistic looking punch, death, taxes, Mark Davies getting injured and Bolton Wanderers conceding late on in games that they might well have won.

The last two are frustratingly common, unfortunately.

Obviously a little perspective is in order. Bolton remain undefeated and remain top of League One - so whilst we're not disappointed to be in that position, I think it's quite reasonable to be disappointed with the way the game finished on Saturday at The Valley.

Wanderers went into the game hoping to make it five wins from five games (I'm not using that Spin and Win metaphor, I promise) and manager Phil Parkinson named as steady a line-up as we might have expected with Mark Howard continuing in goal, now that his competition, Ben Amos, has completed his season-long loan to Cardiff City.

Jamie Proctor replaced the injured Zach Clough, and I was confident that we would get at least a point from the game.

So it came to be.

Mark Davies suffered what appears to be yet another cruciate knee injury which, given his contract status, may well mean that we have seen the last of the tubby little darling.

Wanderers recovered from that blow to score just after the break when Gary Madine struck home following a cut-back from Liam Trotter.

With chances at both ends, it was no surprise that there was another goal in the game, but sadly for us it came in the form of a superb hit from Ademola Lookman who impressed for Charlton during his substitute appearance.

The seven minutes of time added on due to the Davies injury aided the home side who equalised and who almost won it at the end when sub Hanlon missed a relatively simple header.

The game was notable too for the home fans' efforts to oust own Roland Duchâtelet which came in the form of their own subversive and alternative programme, not to mention supplying fans with a North Korea flag to display inside the ground. I wish them all the very best of luck in their campaign.

So there's cup football on Tuesday as Wanderers take on Everton u11s in some shitbag half-arsed competition which we will not be covering.

In league action, the next game is on Saturday at home to Phil Brown's Southend United.