Charlton boss frustrated his team couldn’t turn dominance of the ball into chances and goals against a Posh team ‘who will be promoted’
Charlton Athletic manager Nigel Adkins was disappointed his team’s ‘domination’ of Posh wasn’t converted into scoring chances and goals.
Adkins, who was tasting defeat for the first time as Addicks boss, was frustrated his side didn’t work Posh goalkeeper Josef Bursik enough once he’d saved a Jayden Stockley penalty in the 31st minute.
CHarlton have now dropped out of the play-off places to eighth, but have games in hand on the teams they are chasing.
Posh top scorer Jonson Clarke-Harris was again the matchwinner with a terrific strike from the edge of the penalty area in the ninth minute.
Adkins told the South London Press: “From my point of view, it’s a disappointing goal to concede. They’ll be happy with it, but after that I thought we dominated possession of the ball against a team who will get promoted, are very good in possession and who have massive goal threats.
“We’ve limited all that so from that point of view we’ve done well.
“If Jayden scores the penalty, maybe we get the momentum of the game going our way and probably go on and win it. It was a good save though.
“We totally dominated the game in the second-half, but ultimately we didn’t make the goalkeeper work enough. They’ve obviously got a goal to defend. They’ve sat back in numbers and defended their goal well.
“We’ll take the positives through to the next game. It’s in our hands. The players have worked extremely hard.” It was a first defeat in 11 League One matches for Charlton who host Crewe on Tuesday (April 27) when Posh will be hoping to seal promotion with a win over Doncaster at the Weston Homes Stadium.