Charlton defender Tom Lockyer has directed a teasing message at Macauley Bonne following the striker’s second goal for Charlton during the 2-2 draw with Fulham on Saturday afternoon.
Conor Gallagher had put Lee Bowyer’s side in front just on the verge of half-time before Ivan Cavaleiro levelled the scores, while Bonne then put Charlton into the lead two minutes later before Aleksandar Mitrovic struck to cancel it out.
The result prevented Fulham from climbing to the Championship summit ahead of the international break, while the Addicks are now sitting 10th having lost just three of their opening 11 games following promotion last term.
Charlton had lost their previous away match against Wigan two weeks ago which means the draw at Craven Cottage was a good result for Bowyer’s men, with the game also seeing Bonne’s looping header mark his second goal for the club following his switch from Leyton Orient over the summer.
The 23-year-old’s first goal for the Addicks came against Leeds last weekend when he bundled the ball home following Lockyer’s initial effort at goal, and the defender has now taken to Instagram to tease the striker following his latest effort.
The Welshman jokingly congratulated Bonne for his first goal to the club as Lockyer alluded that Bonne’s close-range effort against Leeds should have gone down as his own goal following the defender’s initial header.
Lockyer is still waiting for his first Charlton goal having been ever-present in the league for his new club this season following his move from Bristol Rovers over the summer.
The fact Bonne has now scored two goals for Charlton in the space of seven days shows he is starting to find his feet at his new club, following an impressive season at Orient last term where he scored 23 goals in 46 games.
Lockyer’s Instagram post indicates the defender’s belief that he should have been credited with the goal against Leeds, but the fact Bonne was on hand to bundle it home reflects that he is getting into the right areas.
Bonne has now started all of Charlton’s last three games in Lyle Taylor’s absence, and it will come as a huge relief for Charlton fans to realise that they have another capable goalscorer in their club’s ranks other than Taylor.
It will be interesting to see how quickly Bonne manages to fully adjust his game to the Championship and whether he can continue the fine form he enjoyed at Orient last term.