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Charlton Athletic 0-0 Bolton Wanderers

Charlton Athletic's Reza Ghoochannejhad has a shot

Charlton missed the chance to move four points clear of the Championship drop zone as they drew with Bolton.

They created the better chances but Astrit Ajdarevic, Reza Ghoochannejhad, Simon Church and Johnnie Jackson all squandered first-half opportunities.

David Wheater volleyed over for Bolton and Matt Mills had a header cleared off the line for the visitors.

And after more Charlton chances the visitors almost won it but Neil Danns fired over from 12 yards.

Mid-table Bolton came into the game on better form, with four wins in their last five games, compared to Charlton's three defeats out of four. The hosts, however, had more to play for.

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Post-match: Bolton manager Freedman

They have struggled for goals this season - their 31 Championship strikes is the lowest tally in the division - and it showed yet again as they dominated without being able to finish.

Ajdarevic fired wide and keeper Adam Bogdan did well to block Ghoochannejhad from having a shot. Church also missed a header and Ajdarevic, Ghoochannejhad and Jackson all failed with poor efforts.

Wheater and Mills had chances for Bolton either side of half-time, with Diego Poyet clearing the latter's effort on the goalline.

Charlton thought they should have had a penalty when Bogdan appeared to foul Church, but it was not given.

It took 63 minutes for Charlton to have a shot on target, with Bogdan saving Ghoochannejhad's weak shot, and moments later the keeper had to make his second save, this time from Church.

Ajdarevic had another effort saved and Jordan Cousins, Jon Obika and Michael Morrison all missed the target.

They could have been made to really pay had Danns done better after finding space in front of goal but he scooped his effort over the bar.

Charlton coach Jose Riga: "I think we could have had a penalty. I have looked at it again. Church touched the ball and the keeper kicked his feet.

"Moments like that can give you a win instead of a draw. But to keep clean sheet against a team with one defeat in 12 has a lot of significance.

"We played a game three days ago and having to play against Bolton is not easy so I am happy with a point.

"We have four games left to play so this point can be very important. I have to be confident we will stay up."

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman: "It was a very resilient and dogged performance.

"Charlton kept going, to their credit. They are in a difficult situation and we had to match that. You don't get anything for creating opportunities but we had enough to edge the game.

"In the grand scheme of opportunities, it's not a fair result.

"Dannsy had a great chance, Matt had one cleared off the line, but Charlton put their bodies on the line."

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Hamer
  • 23Wilson
  • 36Fox
  • 39Poyet
  • 5Morrison
  • 6Dervite
  • 8GhoochanneijhadSubstituted forObikaat 65'minutes
  • 24Cousins
  • 9ChurchSubstituted forHughesat 84'minutes
  • 4Jackson
  • 42AjdarevicSubstituted forGreenat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hughes
  • 7Green
  • 12Obika
  • 15Wood
  • 18Petrucci
  • 21Thuram-Ulien
  • 25Nego

Bolton

  • 1Bogdan
  • 3HuttonSubstituted forBaptisteat 74'minutes
  • 5Ream
  • 6Spearing
  • 4Mills
  • 31WheaterBooked at 85mins
  • 18Danns
  • 17Trotter
  • 10Beckford
  • 29Jutkiewicz
  • 27Lee Chung-yongSubstituted forHallat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Hall
  • 12Knight
  • 15Baptiste
  • 24Lonergan
  • 30Robinson
  • 43Kellett
  • 46Iliev
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
15,773

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home18
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Foul by Dorian Dervite (Charlton Athletic).

Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Obika (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Morgan Fox with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Robert Hall replaces Lee Chung-Yong.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

Booking

David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Andy Hughes replaces Simon Church.

Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Danny Green (Charlton Athletic).

Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jermaine Beckford.

Foul by Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic).

Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Alex Baptiste replaces Alan Hutton.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Danny Green replaces Astrit Ajdarevic.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Obika (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Johnnie Jackson with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by David Wheater.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Tim Ream.

Attempt missed. Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Simon Church.

Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Diego Poyet.

Foul by Simon Church (Charlton Athletic).

Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jay Spearing.

Attempt saved. Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordan Cousins with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jonathan Obika replaces Reza Ghoochanneijhad.

Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt blocked. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jermaine Beckford.

Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alan Hutton.

Attempt saved. Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Cousins.

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Dorian Dervite tries a through ball, but Reza Ghoochanneijhad is caught offside.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Ben Hamer.

Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Neil Danns.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tim Ream with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

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1Leicester42279678433590
2Burnley432414567353286
3Derby432391177482978
4QPR4221101154391573
5Wigan4220101257401770
6Brighton4317141250381265
7Reading4317131363531064
8Ipswich421713125547864
9Bournemouth431711156162-162
10Blackburn431516125956361
11Nottm Forest421417116258459
12Middlesbrough4214161254441058
13Watford4114151266501657
14Bolton431316145456-255
15Sheff Wed431314165957253
16Leeds42148205463-950
17Huddersfield431211205261-947
18Birmingham411110205363-1043
19Doncaster431110223866-2843
20Charlton421012203155-2442
21Blackpool431012213562-2742
22Millwall42913204272-3040
23Barnsley42912214068-2839
24Yeovil43813224267-2537
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