Where a killer instinct was required, it was regularly turned inwards. This game wasn’t lost. It was thrown away by the Addicks.
With Solly switched to left-back and two left-sided centre-backs in Jason Pearce and Naby Sarr, cracks rippled through the Addicks’ misshapen rearguard like fissures in earthquake territory.
His waspish drive forced a plunging save from Jak Alnwick, with Grant wastefully steering the rebound off target.
It was inevitably Taylor who equalised with a close-range header after Sarr nodded on Josh Cullen’s inswinging corner.
A squared pass to the unmarked Aribo was a better option.
Taylor was straining inches away from making contact with Grant’s raking low cross before Tarique Fosu picked up Taylor’s lay-off, beat Alnwick all ends up but saw his ferocious drive rebound to safety off the right post.
Sureshot Josh Morris kept his head amid impassioned protest and tucked away the spot-kick with practised ease.
In the interest of balance, he might consider trusting youth product Jamie Mascoll at left-back, restoring Solly to his natural side and praying that Bielik is ready for a long overdue return to action.
And on that note, Bowyer might be persuaded to bin the so fashionable but tedious policy of building up from the back which, at Glanford Park, tied them in embarrassing knots on more than one occasion.