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Charlton Athletic 2-1 Southend United

Southend's League One play-off ambitions took a blow after a defeat by struggling Charlton at The Valley.

An Adam Thompson own goal for the Addicks in the 74th minute leaves Phil Brown's side a point behind sixth-placed Millwall.

Karl Robinson's men had only won one out of their previous 14 matches heading into the contest but got off to a great start after six minutes when Ricky Holmes managed to fire his shot past Christian Walton.

Brown's side quickly responded when John White headed home from Michael Timlin's pinpoint corner with 11 minutes played.

After the break, an Addicks corner caused chaos in the Shrimpers' penalty area as Josh Magennis' overhead kick deflected off a Southend player which had to be cleared off the line.

After 61 minutes, Stephen McLaughlin was put through by Simon Cox but Declan Rudd did well to deny the midfielder.

Charlton then took the lead after 74 minutes when Nathan Byrne's cross was flicked on by substitute Jake Forster-Caskey before the ball came off Southend defender Thompson to concede an unfortunate own-goal.

The Addicks survived a late onslaught including a Franck Nouble header to seal all three points.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Rudd
  • 20Solly
  • 5Bauer
  • 16PearceBooked at 88mins
  • 36Dasilva
  • 8Crofts
  • 15KonsaSubstituted forForster-Caskeyat 70'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 17Ulvestad
  • 21Byrne
  • 9Magennis
  • 11HolmesSubstituted forTeixeiraat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Chicksen
  • 4Jackson
  • 7Watt
  • 13Phillips
  • 14Botaka
  • 19Forster-Caskey
  • 50Teixeira

Southend

  • 21Walton
  • 2WhiteSubstituted forO'Neillat 70'minutes
  • 35Ferdinand
  • 5Thompson
  • 24DemetriouBooked at 82mins
  • 12Atkinson
  • 16AmosSubstituted forMcGlashanat 63'minutes
  • 8Timlin
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 10Cox
  • 31RobinsonSubstituted forNoubleat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7O'Neill
  • 9Mooney
  • 14Fortuné
  • 17McGlashan
  • 23Hines
  • 29Nouble
  • 40Bexon
Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
11,730

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home5
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home18
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Southend United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Southend United 1.

Attempt missed. Frank Nouble (Southend United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Jay Dasilva (Charlton Athletic).

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jorge Teixeira replaces Ricky Holmes.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

Attempt saved. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic).

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

Booking

Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic).

Luke O'Neill (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Jason Demetriou (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Frank Nouble (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic).

Frank Nouble (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Frank Nouble replaces Theo Robinson.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 2, Southend United 1. Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nathan Byrne.

Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke O'Neill (Southend United).

Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United).

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jake Forster-Caskey replaces Ezri Konsa Ngoyo.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Luke O'Neill replaces John White because of an injury.

Foul by Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic).

Adam Thompson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Stephen McLaughlin.

Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Luke Amos.

Attempt saved. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jason Pearce.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd422610680453588
2Bolton422310963352879
3Fleetwood4220121058401872
4Bradford421818657391872
5Scunthorpe4220101271512070
6Millwall421813115950967
7Southend4218121264501466
8Bristol Rovers421712136159263
9Rochdale421710156660661
10Oxford Utd42179165851760
11Peterborough421610165755258
12MK Dons421413155452255
13Wimbledon421315145252054
14Walsall411315134851-354
15Northampton42149195966-751
16Charlton421117145151050
17Oldham421115162942-1348
18Bury421210205871-1346
19Shrewsbury421210204359-1646
20Gillingham421113185472-1846
21Port Vale411112184463-1945
22Swindon421110214360-1743
23Chesterfield42910233966-2737
24Coventry42811233462-2835
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