HAPPY AD­DICKS SPAN AGE GAP

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Ge­orge Jones To com­ment on this match go to http://boards.footy­mad.net/

THERE are 13 years be­tween John­nie Jack­son and Diego Poyet, but both played in­te­gral roles as Charl­ton picked up their first league vic­tory since Box­ing Day.

Poyet, the 18-year-old son of Sun­der­land man­ager Gus, an­chored the mid­field ex­pertly while skip­per Jack­son, 31, nod­ded in the win­ner two min­utes into stop­page time.

The re­sult moves the Ad­dicks to within a point of safety, but for QPR it is now three de­feats in a row.

And Charl­ton man­ager Chris Pow­ell was de­lighted with the con­tri­bu­tion of his ex­pe­ri­enced cap­tain, and fledg­ling mid­fielder.

“Diego is a good foot­baller and he def­i­nitely showed that,” said the Charl­ton boss.

“He is very calm and makes the right de­ci­sions at the right times. He makes time for him­self and you al­ways recog­nise a good foot­baller when they have got time on the ball.

“He made some im­por­tant tack­les and is an all round mid­fielder.

“Diego is the one who will break at­tacks up, and start them.

“I am pleased for him be­cause he has taken he his chance. I have al­ways said that you have to be ready, be­cause you will get a chance.

“He is cer­tainly show­ing that he is ca­pa­ble of play­ing at this level.”

On Jack­son he added: “John does a lot of un­seen work. He has mo­ments of qual­ity but nor­mally with him it is with his goals.

“The team put in such a ter­rific shift, John led from the front and the fans could see that.

“It is a ter­rific day for this foot­ball club, and this per­for­mance is the bench­mark for the rest of the sea­son.”

The vic­tory was just re­wards for the Cham­pi­onship strug­glers who should have gone ahead on 13 min­utes when Jordan Cousins fired a shot against the foot of post, and Reza Ghoochan­nejhad’s fol­low up then struck the other up­right.

On 28 min­utes Ne­dum On­uoha burst through four Charl­ton chal- lenges be­fore ap­pear­ing to be tripped in­side the penalty area by Rhoys Wig­gins, but ref­eree Ed­die Ilder­ton waved away his protests.

Home debu­tant Mar­cus Tudgay then laid the ball of to Jack­son on 71 min­utes, but the Charl­ton cap­tain could only drag his ef­fort wide.

Dis­as­ter al­most struck for the Ad­dicks with 15 min­utes to play when Do­rian Dervite rou­tinely played the ball back to his goal­keeper Yohann Thu­ram-Ulien.

The stopper in­ex­pli­ca­bly gave pos­ses­sion straight to Modibo Maiga, but for­tu­nately the West Ham loa­nee mis-con­trolled, and the chance was gone. It looked like end­ing all square when Rob Green dived to his left to deny Astrit Aj­dare­vic a minute into stop­page time.

But from the re­sul­tant cor­ner Jack­son nod­ded a de­served win­ner at the far post, leading to pan­de­mo­nium in the home ter­races.

And QPR as­sis­tant man­ager Kevin Bond was left dis­ap­pointed with an­other goal-shy dis­play.

He said:“We have found goals hard to come by through­out the whole of this sea­son, and now we have lost Char­lie Austin which hasn’t helped. In the early part of the cam­paign we dom­i­nated sides in terms of pos­ses­sion but didn’t get enough in terms of our end prod­uct. This was like that.

“We con­trolled the game on a dif­fi­cult sur­face against a dif­fi­cult team who are fight­ing rel­e­ga­tion, but we didn’t cre­ate enough chances. If the worst comes to the worst, in a game of few chances, we should have come away with a 0-0 draw.

“We fell asleep for a split sec­ond and it has ended up cost­ing us the game.”

PIC­TURES: Ac­tion Im­ages

CAP­TAIN FAN­TAS­TIC: Charl­ton’s John­nie Jack­son scores their first goal

POP­U­LAR: John­nie Jack­son cel­e­brates the win­ner

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