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Charlton Athletic 0-1 Bury

Ryan Lowe scored a first-half winner as Bury's survival hopes received another major boost with victory at Charlton.

The victory was Bury's third in their last four games and saw them put further daylight between themselves and the League One drop zone.

The Addicks thought they had grabbed a seventh-minute lead, only for Patrick Bauer to see his strike cancelled out for a foul on Leon Barnett.

Stephy Mavididi flashed a low drive just wide as the hosts continued to press, but it was Bury who broke the deadlock in the 21st minute after Charlton failed three times to clear their lines before Lowe converted from 10 yards.

Lee Novak came agonisingly close to restoring parity with a header which cannoned back off the crossbar and the striker was denied again moments later by the quick-thinking of Joe Murphy.

Barnett cleared the danger from Mavididi's deflected shot, while Charlton keeper Declan Rudd had to be alert to push behind Hallam Hope's volley at the other end.

An unmarked Novak really should have done much better with his header after getting on the end of an inviting Ricky Holmes cross as Charlton continued to push for an equaliser.

Bury were a threat going forward as well though, and Greg Leigh produced a decent save from Rudd before Jacob Mellis blazed over from the rebound.

Tony Watt's 87th-minute curler tested Murphy but Charlton could not find an equaliser and Bury almost added a second deep into stoppage time when George Miller's shot was somehow kept out by Rudd.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd34208661352668
2Scunthorpe331710659342561
3Fleetwood341710750321861
4Bolton32177844271758
5Bradford341316544321255
6Southend341411952421053
7Millwall33141094740752
8Peterborough34148124946350
9Oxford Utd32147114233949
10Rochdale32146124543248
11Bristol Rovers341211115153-247
12Walsall341113104144-346
13Wimbledon331013104443143
14Charlton3391594035542
15MK Dons33119134241142
16Northampton34117165057-740
17Gillingham34912134453-939
18Shrewsbury34108163547-1238
19Bury34107175161-1037
20Oldham34812142133-1236
21Port Vale32810143451-1734
22Swindon3489173248-1633
23Chesterfield3477203156-2528
24Coventry33510182952-2325
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