BBC Sport football


Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 22:06 GMT, Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Bristol City 2-1 Charlton

Dele Adebola scored twice in the second half as Bristol City fought back from a goal down to beat struggling Charlton.

The Championship's bottom side took a deserved lead when Tom Soares headed in Nick Bailey's left-wing cross.

City offered little going forward and were forced to rely on goalkeeper Adriano Basso to keep them in the hunt.

They responded after the break, drawing level as Adebola headed home and the veteran striker won it as he clipped the ball over goalkeeper Rob Elliot.

Bristol City manager Gary Johnson:

"Dele gives power and strength to our attack and is worth more than Nottingham Forest could offer.

"There is a new contract awaiting his signature and I hope he'll sign it.

"We were poor in the first half, but it only took a look from me for the players to know they had to do better - in the end could have had more goals."

Charlton manager Phil Parkinson:

"You have to see games through. We've shown in patches that we've got the quality to give teams a run for their money.

"But twice we weren't strong enough at the back and it has cost us the game.

"The lads are low but there have certainly been good signs in the last three games. We need to start winning games soon."

Bristol City: Basso, Orr, Carey, Fontaine, McAllister, Johnson, Skuse, Williams, McIndoe, Adebola (Akinde 85), Styvar (John 67).
Subs Not Used: Henderson, Sproule, Iriekpen.

Goals: Adebola 49, 53.

Charlton: Elliot, Murty (Ambrose 74), Holland, Ward, Basey, Soares (Moutaouakil 79), Racon (Sam 74), Spring, Bailey, Dickson, Kandol.
Subs Not Used: Randolph, Burton.

Booked: Racon, Spring, Elliot.

Goals: Soares 29.

Att: 15,304

Ref: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire).

Print Sponsor

related bbc links:

related internet links:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.