Sunday, 16 December 2012

David Ngog Ends Charlton Run With Late Finishes

David Ngog
David Ngog made wasteful Charlton pay for failing to tuck in to the Trotters. 
 
The Addicks dominated the game until they let sub Ngog run riot in the final stages of this 2-0 Bolton win. 
 
Ngog netted twice from two opportunities to snatch the points. 
 
If only Charlton had been just as clinical. 
 
Chris Powell's men were presented with more gifts than you would find in a Santa's Grotto, but still left empty handed. 
 
And frustratingly for Powell, the visitors carefully constructed seven match unbeaten run on the road was relinquished by two moments of poor defending on a day when his tactics were spot on. 
 
In front of 15,991 - their lowest gate of season - Bolton spent the afternoon scratching their head and then biting their nails as the Addicks outwitted them. 
 
Chris Powell's compact unit cut off the supply line into Kevin Davies and ensured dangerous wideman Chris Eagles was starved of the ball. 
 
And after sucking the home side in, the Addicks were sharp on the break with Danny Haynes the first to threaten before a Tyrone Mears' tackle denied him. 
 
It took Dougie Freedman's men 30 minutes to finally get in behind the visitor's backline when twice within seconds Eagles was denied by keeper Hamer. 
 
The Addicks should have enjoyed a half-time lead though as they cut open Wanderers once more. 
 
Yann Kermorgant showed great vision to pick out Lawrie Wilson charging along the right flank and the midfielder had time to aim a cross to the far post that Haynes woefully nodded wide of the post. 
 
Zat Knight then served a chance up on the plate for Kermorgant by dropping his header short when last man. The striker's drive was stopped by Bogdan though. 
 
It was one-way traffic. Kermorgant set up Wilson for a close range header but he missed a sitter by heading wide as the London club squandered another chance to snatch the lead. 
 
It was the last time Bolton opened the door and waved the Addicks in. 
 
Invigorated by the arrival of Ngog and Martin Petrov they ripped open Charlton's defence in the 74th minute. 
 
Petrov fed the Frenchman and his turn confused two defenders and allowed him to prod in. 
 
Six minutes later the enthusiastic Ngog hurtled forward to reach Davies' ball and found the net with a fierce shot that flew home off the glove of keepper Hamer. 
 
And there was still time for Petrov to force a near post stop out of Hamer as Bolton eased their way to a first home win in four games.  

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