An uninspiring affair at The Valley ended with a point apiece for Charlton and Blackpool.

Dale Stephens had an early sight of goal for the home side but curled a free-kick just over the bar.

A 25-yard Jordan Cousins strike for Charlton was also tipped around the post by Blackpool keeper Matt Gilks.

Tom Ince almost won the game for the visitors late on but angled a shot wide, leaving Blackpool with a fourth successive Championship draw.

Charlton managed to keep their first clean sheet of the season but have not won a game in their last six Championship outings and are just above the bottom three.

Blackpool, who lie fifth in the table, may have marginally had the better of the game but there was little to choose between the two sides.

Stephen Dobbie and Ince were the most likely candidates to score for the visitors but both failed to convert their strikes at goal.

Ince had a free-kick deflected narrowly wide before Callum Harriott headed a rare Charlton chance off target.

Dan Gosling, signed on loan from Newcastle, came on for Blackpool and he fired a long-range effort wide before Ince failed to take his late chance.

Charlton manager Chris Powell:

"It's our first clean sheet of the season and our first at home since November. I have been willing us to get one and it has been individual mistakes that have really cost us.

"In respect of this game, another positive is that it's another point for us, especially with the players we have available.

"We are missing a number of key players but the boys who are out there are willing themselves and pushing themselves to try to get us wins and points."

Blackpool assistant manager Steve Thompson:

"A goal could have changed the game - it was what it needed.

"We just needed that bit of quality in the final third and that's what the game was lacking.

"From set plays we were trying to get it in the box but we couldn't find our strikers and it just ended up as two teams cancelling each other out.

"We had chances - we had the one with Thomas at the end which fell to him on his right peg - but there was a lot of huff and puff in the final third but not a lot of quality."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Charlton Athletic

  • 01 Hamer
  • 23 Wilson
  • 16 Wiggins
  • 24 Cousins
  • 05 Morrison
  • 15 Wood
  • 27 Gower (Pritchard - 57' )
  • 08 Stephens
  • 09 Church (Stewart - 76' )
  • 10 Sordell (Pigott - 86' )
  • 11 Harriott

Substitutes

  • 02 Hughes
  • 03 Evina
  • 06 Dervite
  • 12 Alnwick
  • 14 Pritchard
  • 32 Stewart
  • 35 Pigott

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 06 Broadfoot Booked
  • 03 Robinson
  • 18 Osbourne (Gosling - 74' )
  • 20 Cathcart
  • 05 Mackenzie
  • 11 Ince Booked
  • 17 Basham
  • 19 Fuller (Davies - 79' )
  • 15 Dobbie (Barkhuizen - 83' )
  • 12 Bishop

Substitutes

  • 02 Orr
  • 04 Gosling
  • 08 Chopra
  • 09 Davies
  • 10 Grant
  • 27 Barkhuizen
  • 31 Martínez
Ref: Keith Hill
Att: 15,847

Match Stats

Shots

9 12

On target

2 1

Corners

3 5

Fouls

15 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Blackpool 0.

90:00 +3:58 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Blackpool 0.

90:00 +1:10

Attempt missed. Neal Bishop (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

89:24

Attempt missed. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

86:59

Neal Bishop (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

86:59

Foul by Ben Hamer (Charlton Athletic).

85:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Joe Pigott replaces Marvin Sordell.

85:14

Foul by Craig Cathcart (Blackpool).

85:14

Cameron Stewart (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

82:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Tom Barkhuizen replaces Stephen Dobbie.

80:58

Steve Davies (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:58

Foul by Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic).

80:03

Foul by Jack Robinson (Blackpool).

80:03

Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

79:17

Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:17

Foul by Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic).

78:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Steve Davies replaces Ricardo Fuller.

78:23

Attempt missed. Dan Gosling (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Thomas Ince.

77:06

Attempt blocked. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

76:36 Booking

Booking Thomas Ince (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

76:26

Foul by Thomas Ince (Blackpool).

76:26

Bradley Pritchard (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Cameron Stewart replaces Simon Church.

74:13

Thomas Ince (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

74:13

Foul by Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic).

73:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Dan Gosling replaces Isaiah Osbourne.

71:31

Craig Cathcart (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:31

Foul by Richard Wood (Charlton Athletic).

71:03

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Matthew Gilks.

70:58

Attempt saved. Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

70:17

Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Blackpool).

70:17

Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:46

Isaiah Osbourne (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:46

Foul by Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic).

67:38

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jordan Cousins.

67:34

Attempt blocked. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Kirk Broadfoot.

65:46

Attempt missed. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marvin Sordell with a cross.

65:34

Attempt blocked. Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

65:01

Offside, Blackpool. Ricardo Fuller tries a through ball, but Stephen Dobbie is caught offside.

63:14

Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool).

63:14

Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:13

Offside, Blackpool. Craig Cathcart tries a through ball, but Neal Bishop is caught offside.

60:13

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Craig Cathcart.

59:08

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Craig Cathcart.

57:26

Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool).

57:26

Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Bradley Pritchard replaces Mark Gower.

55:18

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Michael Morrison.

51:04

Attempt saved. Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

49:10

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

49:03

Attempt blocked. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

48:11

Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:11

Foul by Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic).

45:00

Second Half begins Charlton Athletic 0, Blackpool 0.

45:00 +1:04 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Blackpool 0.

44:13

Attempt saved. Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jack Robinson.

43:10

Foul by Simon Church (Charlton Athletic).

43:10

Jack Robinson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:33 Booking

Booking Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

38:14

Hand ball by Mark Gower (Charlton Athletic).

35:05

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

35:04

Attempt blocked. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

33:27

Attempt missed. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jack Robinson.

32:45

Jack Robinson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:45

Foul by Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic).

31:26

Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:26

Foul by Richard Wood (Charlton Athletic).

29:55

Foul by Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic).

29:55

Isaiah Osbourne (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:15

Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool).

28:15

Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:08

Attempt missed. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Craig Cathcart with a cross.

25:27

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Michael Morrison.

25:24

Attempt blocked. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Dobbie.

20:48

Attempt missed. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ricardo Fuller with a headed pass.

18:15

Offside, Blackpool. Jack Robinson tries a through ball, but Ricardo Fuller is caught offside.

13:54

Attempt blocked. Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dale Stephens.

11:51

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Mark Gower tries a through ball, but Simon Church is caught offside.

10:19

Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:19

Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool).

8:47

Foul by Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic).

8:47

Thomas Ince (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

8:15

Attempt blocked. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary Mackenzie.

7:50

Foul by Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic).

7:50

Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:59

Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:59

Foul by Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool).

5:36

Foul by Simon Church (Charlton Athletic).

5:36

Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:35

Attempt missed. Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

1:49

Attempt missed. Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

0:58

Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:58

Foul by Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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