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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:

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."

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 24Lonergan
  • 17McNaughton
  • 15Baptiste
  • 18DannsSubstituted forHallat 86'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4Mills
  • 5Ream
  • 7Eagles
  • 6SpearingBooked at 85mins
  • 26MasonSubstituted forBeckfordat 79'minutes
  • 14Moritz
  • 27Lee Chung-yongSubstituted forDaviesat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Beckford
  • 11Hall
  • 12Knight
  • 16Davies
  • 21Pratley
  • 37Lee-Barrett
  • 44Kamara

Charlton

  • 12Alnwick
  • 20Solly
  • 16Wiggins
  • 8Stephens
  • 5MorrisonBooked at 72mins
  • 15Wood
  • 23WilsonBooked at 63mins
  • 24Cousins
  • 18Kermorgant
  • 9ChurchSubstituted forEvinaat 83'minutes
  • 32StewartSubstituted forDerviteat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hughes
  • 3Evina
  • 6Dervite
  • 7Green
  • 14Pritchard
  • 17Cook
  • 30Pope
Referee:
Phil Gibbs
Attendance:
14,923

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Charlton Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Charlton Athletic 1.
Attempt missed. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Rhoys Wiggins.

Booking

Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers).
Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Robert Hall with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Dorian Dervite.
Attempt blocked. Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Robert Hall with a cross.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Dorian Dervite replaces Cameron Stewart.
Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Charlton Athletic).
Foul by André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers).
Cameron Stewart (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Richard Wood.
Attempt blocked. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matthew Mills.
Offside, Charlton Athletic. Yann Kermorgant tries a through ball, but Cameron Stewart is caught offside.
goal

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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