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Bolton Wanderers 0-0 Charlton Athletic

Charlton Athletic players look dejected following relegation
Charlton Athletic have won just eight of their 43 Championship games this season

Charlton Athletic were relegated from the Championship after they played out a goalless draw away at bottom club Bolton Wanderers.

Jose Riga's side needed to win to avoid the drop after four years in the second tier, but they failed to score in a tepid encounter at the Macron Stadium.

Bolton goalkeeper Ben Amos saved Simon Makienok's shot in a quiet first half.

The hosts almost stole three points when Oscar Threlkeld crossed for Darren Pratley, who failed to connect.

The result means Charlton will return to League One for the first time since 2012, when they set a then-record points total of 101 points on the way to the third-tier title.

After a ninth-placed finish in their first season back in the Championship, missing out on the play-off places by just three points, the Addicks have had a tough time on and off the pitch since.

Businessman Roland Duchatelet completed a takeover of the south-east London club in January 2014 but the Belgian, along with chief executive Katrien Meire, have been the subject of a number of protests from Charlton fans this season.

Supporters threw beach balls on to the pitch and blew whistles during their 2-0 win against Middlesbrough on 13 March and threw stress balls on the pitch in their 2-1 victory against Birmingham City on 2 April.

Charlton head coach Jose Riga told BBC Radio London:

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Riga on Bolton v Charlton

"We were not at the level that we had to be today. Today, you feel the atmosphere, you feel it was very heavy for us.

"The situation at the club psychologically, certainly we were missing what we normally need in this kind of game.

"After that, we were missing almost everything on the pitch. Accuracy was not there, taking the right option, a lot of things.

"But of course, it's not today that things don't happen, it's earlier in the season and not just this game against Bolton."

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 1Amos
  • 41Threlkeld
  • 45Holding
  • 31Wheater
  • 48Maher
  • 15Derik
  • 16Davies
  • 6Vela
  • 21Pratley
  • 10Clough
  • 19HeskeySubstituted forWooleryat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Moxey
  • 13Rachubka
  • 18Danns
  • 23Dobbie
  • 25Wilson
  • 30Woolery
  • 42Walker

Charlton

  • 30Pope
  • 15Fanni
  • 50Teixeira
  • 26Lennon
  • 47Motta
  • 4JacksonSubstituted forDiarraat 65'minutes
  • 8Cousins
  • 2Yun Suk-youngSubstituted forHarriottat 63'minutes
  • 37Lookman
  • 14VetokeleSubstituted forBergdichat 74'minutes
  • 9Makienok

Substitutes

  • 3Kashi
  • 11Harriott
  • 12Diarra
  • 19Bergdich
  • 21Fox
  • 22Ba
  • 27Mitov
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
12,257

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Charlton Athletic 0.

Full Time

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

Marco Motta (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ademola Lookman following a corner.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Oscar Threlkeld.

Attempt missed. Rod Fanni (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ademola Lookman.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Niall Maher.

Attempt missed. Kaiyne Woolery (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Kaiyne Woolery (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marco Motta (Charlton Athletic).

Rob Holding (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt missed. Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Oscar Threlkeld with a cross.

Foul by Harry Lennon (Charlton Athletic).

Oscar Threlkeld (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

Zakarya Bergdich (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Zakarya Bergdich replaces Igor Vetokele.

Marco Motta (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Alou Diarra (Charlton Athletic).

Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Oscar Threlkeld (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic).

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jorge Teixeira.

Kaiyne Woolery (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rod Fanni (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Kaiyne Woolery replaces Emile Heskey.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Alou Diarra replaces Johnnie Jackson.

Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Callum Harriott replaces Yun Suk-Young.

Attempt saved. Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Middlesbrough43268960283286
2Burnley432315567353284
3Brighton432315567392884
4Hull4222101060312976
5Derby432113964402476
6Sheff Wed431816961421970
7Cardiff431616115346764
8Ipswich431614134949062
9Birmingham431612154945460
10Preston431416134242058
11Leeds431415144653-757
12QPR431317135252056
13Brentford42168186063-356
14Wolves431314165056-653
15Reading431312184953-451
16Huddersfield431311195760-350
17Blackburn431115174043-348
18Nottm Forest431115173744-748
19Fulham431115176473-948
20Rotherham43139215265-1348
21Bristol City431212194868-2048
22MK Dons43912223560-2539
23Charlton43813223773-3637
24Bolton43415243978-3927
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