Monday, 21 December 2015

The heart was pounding for Charlie's pen

Charlie Daniels let it slip inn his post match interview with the BBC that he was the designated penalty taker every since the Man City game. He's been waiting a long time for Dan Gosling to burst into the box and give him the chance ti bury a goal from 12 yards, He got that moment against WBA and while I was nervous for him, I bet his heart was jumping out of his chest.

Pump it did though and what a finish! A few centimetres higher and it would have been the bar, but Charlie had enough accuracy to get the goal and the points that the Cherries so needed to keep the momentum going.  I never feel a penalty is as good as a goal and when Glenn Murray missed the chance to win the game against Watford earlier this season from the spot it was quite a bad feeling I had for the rest of the week. It's a great way to win three points but an awful way to see a win escape your grasp.
Charlie Daniels scored his first Premier League goal at the Hawthorns to earn the Cherries a 1-2 win.
Of course, Glenn Murray had been subbed in the WBA game before the penalty came. That meant that two defenders were to get the goals to keep the wins coming. Once again the goals are getting spread around and I don't think that is a bad thing. With all the players starting to get on the scoresheet, the more the confidence spreads through the team.

Charlie deserves his goal more than most as he has been probably the most consistent player in the team. He is a bit of an unsung hero and Cherries' fans should start to sing his name a bit more often than they do because he gives his all every week. If the Cherries win a penalty against Palace in the next game, I'll be pleased that Charlie is going to be the player that takes on the responsibility again - he's a winner.  

You can listen back to the key moments of the match against WBA by listening to All Departments. To tune in go to the All Departments' website. There are also a selection of pictures on Match Day Gallery from the WBA game taken by Michael Dunne and Tim Aston

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