George Dobson was ecstatic after his last-minute equaliser completed the Addicks’ incredible stoppage-time comeback against Ipswich Town on Saturday.
Having overturned a two-goal deficit thanks to goals from Jes Rak-Sakyi and Albie Morgan, Ipswich struck twice more in three injury-time minutes to seemingly snatch all three points, only for headers from Terell Thomas and Dobson to complete the unlikeliest of fightbacks.
“It was a mad game, an absolute rollercoaster,” Dobson told CharltonTV post-match. “It was the sort of game - going 4-2 down - where we could have easily dropped our heads and thought it was over, but it showed where we are at the minute to have that fighting spirit to not give up and keep going.”
Dobson headed Morgan’s delicious delivery past Christian Walton nine minutes into stoppage time to complete the comeback in front of the Covered End.
“I saw the ball go out wide and thought to myself, ‘just get to the back stick region!’, the midfielder explained. “To be honest I just tried to get a head on it and hope for the best! To see the ball hit the back of the net was a wonderful feeling.
“It was a brilliant game, a joy to play in and to bring that much happiness to everyone was brilliant.”
The 24-year-old lauded the home fans who were integral to Charlton’s remarkable comeback.
“We’re always such a threat in the second half when we’re attacking the Covered End,” he said. “If we’re ever drawing or behind at half-time, we always feel like we are going to get back into the game and they really help drive us on.
“The fans were brilliant today, they stuck with us and we’re just delighted to send them home with something to cheer for.”
“I love it here,” added Dobson. “For me, when I had the chance to come here it was one I really wanted to take. I’d like to think by the way I play that I give everything to the club, the fans and to everyone and long may it continue.”
(Article by Billy Wooldridge)