Lapses are driving Magilton 'nuts'

A DEFLATED Jim Magilton admitted his side are driving him nuts with their lapses at home.

Derek Davis

A DEFLATED Jim Magilton admitted his side are driving him nuts with their lapses at home.

Despite dominating for the most part and going ahead through Owen Garvan Ipswich Town dropped two points as Charlton hit back through Nick Bailey seven minutes from time.

Magilton moaned: “We had enough chances to win three games but got caught by a classic sucker punch.

“If you are not going to take your chances then you shut up shop. We didn't do that.

“A lot of thing happened that should not. In positions like that you need to stop the cross and when it comes across the box we have no-one threatening the ball so it was a poor goal.

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“It was two points dropped but performance wise it was better for us but we need to kill teams off.

“We are not doing that at home and it is driving me nuts.”

Pablo Counago missed a penalty six minutes after going on as a substitute for Jon Stead.

However, Magilton had no qualms about allowing the Spaniard to take it, even though Jon Walters wanted to.

The Blues boss said: “Pablo was confident when he came on and had chances and Kevin Lisbie was very lively.

“I have seen Pablo take penalties before and had no problems about him taking it. It was a great save from the keeper but it was one of those nights.”

Charlton boss Alan Pardew praised his keeper Nicky Weaver who saved the Counago penalty and a fabulous effort from Veliche Shumulikoski.

Pardew said: “Things were said at half-time. We gifted them a goal. Nicky Weaver should have come for it and I told him at half time it was not good enough for man of his calibre.

“The goal but us back foot and knock confidence. I was looking for reaction and Weaver steppe d up to mantel and was absolutely brilliant in second half.”