The Nigel Adkins era began for Charlton Athletic yesterday, but he probably didn’t obtain the result he really desired at Plough Lane.
The Addicks played in AFC Wimbledon’s new stadium for the first time and from an early stage it looked as though it was going to be a happy hunting ground after a hectic first half.
Jayden Stockley scored once again with his head to give the visitors the lead after just 10 minutes, but five minutes later the hosts had got back on level terms, with Ryan Longman – on loan from Brighton – striking for the Dons.
But once again five minutes later Charlton were back ahead after good work from Liam Millar down the left-hand side.
His trickery created an opening for Diallang Jaiyesimi, and the attacker fired home for his first in Charlton colours.
Unfortunately for Adkins though, his new side couldn’t hold on for the three points as Longman netted his second goal of the game, but it so, so avoidable from a Charlton point of view.
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Ben Amos played a short goal kick to centre-back Akin Famewo, and his pass back to the goalkeeper was far too short and it allowed Longman to nip in for his second goal.
The general consensus from Addicks fans is that Famweo hasn’t been the same player since his return from injury back in February, and he came in for much criticism from Charlton fans on social media yesterday.
— MikeY 🔴⚪️ (@mikecafc) March 20, 2021
Famewo out #cafc
— Lennie Monk (@Len1monk) March 20, 2021
But..but.. things were gonna be fine once Famewo was back…?
— Danny (@oooitsdan) March 20, 2021
Famewo turned into prime Xhaka
— 🇲🇹 (@FSE_Freddo) March 20, 2021
Famewo is very meh in my opinion. #cafc
— Rheas (@smit112) March 20, 2021
Still don't get the Famewo hype. #cafc
— Dean Gard (@Gardy104) March 20, 2021
Well Famewo cost us 3 points appy days.. #cafc
— Liam (@ledcafc) March 20, 2021
Awful match. Famewo cost us those 3 points 10000%. New goalie needed next season, and an entirely new defence. Not good enough
— CAFC 🇩🇰 (@cafc___) March 20, 2021
Famewo has to be dropped for that mistake. Difference between top 6 and not. Simply not good enough #cafc
— Lewis Neary (@LewisNeary_) March 20, 2021
We dropped 2 points all down to famewo well done akin
— Michael Slamon (@MichaelSlamon) March 20, 2021