Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Charlton Athletic

Yann Kermorgant

Bolton defender Kevin McNaughton cancelled out Yann Kermorgant's early strike for Charlton in a 1-1 draw that summed up both teams' recent form.

Kermorgant curled in moments after Andrew Lonergan tipped his shot around the post, with McNaughton then finding space to clip into the top corner.

Charlton now have just one win from eight, and Bolton one win from five.

The Addicks are two points above the Championship relegation zone, with Bolton four ahead.

Kermorgant's goal was the first real action of the match and Charlton could have easily made it 2-0, when Lawrie Wilson had space and time at the back post. The midfielder wasted the chance, however, firing wide from six yards.

Chris Eagles impressed for Bolton, creating a slew of opportunities, before setting up McNaughton, who cut onto his right foot and hammered home.

Charlton defender Rhoys Wiggins's volley was tipped over by Lonergan, and Jay Spearing went close for Bolton, before both teams settled for the point.

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman:

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Post-match: Bolton manager Freedman

"It will turn and we've just got to keep believing and sticking to our high performance levels and hard work.

"We've got to win more games at home. We don't need better performances because I think we've been playing well but we've just got to start getting three points.

"Games are running out but I feel that there is still time to do something here and put a run together."

Charlton manager Chris Powell:

"I knew it would be a tough season for us but we've just got to battle on.

"I'm sure everyone would have liked us to continue from where we were last season, but things will change for us and we've got to remain as positive as we can and things will hopefully turn.

"We've got to dig deep now in the next few games and make sure that we take something positive from those as well."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Burnley2112721843
2QPR2112631342
3Leicester2113351142
4Derby2112451840
5Leeds211047934
6Reading21975634
7Nottm Forest21894733
8Brighton21885732
9Ipswich21876631
10Blackpool21876-131
11Blackburn21867230
12Wigan20848128
13Huddersfield21768127
14Watford21687226
15Bournemouth217410-1325
16Birmingham21669024
17Middlesbrough21588123
18Bolton21588-423
19Millwall215610-1721
20Doncaster215511-1920
21Charlton214710-919
22Sheff Wed20389-917
23Yeovil214512-1117
24Barnsley213711-1916
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