Charlton Athletic secures important victory over second-to-last Cambridge United
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Charlton Athletic secures important victory over second-to-last Cambridge United

18 March 2023
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Charlton Athletic secures important victory over second-to-last Cambridge United

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Cambridge United's loss to Charlton Athletic has pushed them six points below the safety line in Sky Bet League One.

The match, which took place at the Abbey Stadium, saw United struggle during the first half of the game, unable to match Charlton's pace and precision. Miles Leaburn put Charlton in the lead in the 14th minute, and United never seemed to fully recover from the early setback.

In the second half, United put in a much better performance, winning the ball higher up the pitch and asking questions of Charlton's defence. However, it was too little too late, and despite their efforts, they were unable to turn the game around. The result leaves United with just two wins from their last 21 league outings, and they have scored only 10 goals during that time. The team is now in second-to-last place in the league, facing an uphill battle to stay up.

Jesurun Rak-Sakyi was a constant thorn in United's side, scoring two goals and causing problems for the United defence all afternoon. His first goal came from a simple tap-in after a low cross from Rak-Sakyi. Charlton's lead was extended just before half-time when Rak-Sakyi scored again with a well-placed shot.

Despite their difficulties, United continued to probe in the second half and eventually managed to score in the 72nd minute. Lloyd Jones guided a volley beyond Maynard-Brewer after Ryan Bennett flicked Lankester's outswinging corner towards the back post. United continued to press, with Tracey twice denied by last-ditch blocks and Ironside heading over from another dangerous Lankester corner.

In summary, it was a disappointing result for United, who now face an uphill battle to stay up in Sky Bet League One. Despite their improved performance in the second half, they were unable to overcome Charlton's lead and will need to put in some strong performances in their remaining games if they hope to avoid relegation.

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