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Charlton Athletic 3-0 Gillingham

Gillingham's relegation fears increased following a defeat by struggling Charlton at The Valley.

Ady Pennock's men had the first opportunity of the game after just five minutes when Cody McDonald was fed nicely by Lee Martin but could only hit the side-netting.

Charlton's first chance came through Nathan Byrne who saw his shot deflect wide.

The subsequent corner in the 20th minute by Ricky Holmes found the head of Jason Pearce to score his first of the season to give the Addicks the lead.

Karl Robinson's side then doubled their advantage after 31 minutes when Holmes fired home a lovely free-kick to secure his 11th goal of the season.

Gillingham could have pulled a goal back before half-time but Joe Quigley headed wide.

After the break, Charlton extended their lead when Jordan Botaka teed up Josh Magennis, who kept calm to convert from inside the penalty area.

The result leaves the Gills four points above the drop although they have played a game more than 21st-placed Port Vale.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Rudd
  • 21ByrneBooked at 85mins
  • 5Bauer
  • 16Pearce
  • 36Dasilva
  • 8Crofts
  • 15KonsaSubstituted forJacksonat 80'minutes
  • 19Forster-CaskeySubstituted forAriboat 88'minutes
  • 14BotakaSubstituted forAhearne-Grantat 75'minutes
  • 9MagennisBooked at 60mins
  • 11Holmes

Substitutes

  • 4Jackson
  • 7Watt
  • 13Phillips
  • 17Ulvestad
  • 18Ahearne-Grant
  • 32Aribo
  • 50Teixeira

Gillingham

  • 30Holy
  • 2Jackson
  • 5EhmerBooked at 30mins
  • 6Oshilaja
  • 34CornickSubstituted forParkerat 45'minutes
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 44Wright
  • 14L MartinBooked at 41minsSubstituted forOsadebeat 82'minutes
  • 23Dack
  • 10McDonaldBooked at 28mins
  • 17QuigleySubstituted forDonnellyat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Nelson
  • 4Herd
  • 9Donnelly
  • 16Osadebe
  • 19Parker
  • 29Muldoon
  • 31Rehman
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
12,449

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home14
Away18
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 3, Gillingham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 3, Gillingham 0.

Joe Aribo (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Charlton Athletic).

Josh Parker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Joe Aribo replaces Jake Forster-Caskey.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jake Forster-Caskey.

Attempt blocked. Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Nathan Byrne (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Charlton Athletic).

Bradley Dack (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Tomas Holy.

Attempt saved. Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Emmanuel Osadebe replaces Lee Martin.

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Charlton Athletic).

Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Johnnie Jackson replaces Ezri Konsa Ngoyo.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Karlan Ahearne-Grant replaces Jordan Botaka.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Jackson.

Attempt blocked. Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jordan Botaka.

Attempt missed. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Andrew Crofts (Charlton Athletic).

Josh Wright (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Josh Parker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt missed. Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Lee Martin (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd442810686454194
2Bolton4323101063362779
3Fleetwood4422121061412078
4Scunthorpe4422101275522376
5Bradford441918758421675
6Millwall4419131262511170
7Southend4419121369521769
8Rochdale441910156960967
9Bristol Rovers441812146362166
10Oxford Utd44189176052863
11Peterborough441611175857159
12MK Dons441513165654258
13Walsall431416135052-258
14Wimbledon441317145252056
15Charlton441218145552354
16Northampton441410206070-1052
17Oldham441215173043-1351
18Gillingham441213195776-1949
19Shrewsbury441212204561-1648
20Bury431210215872-1446
21Port Vale431112204468-2445
22Swindon441111224361-1844
23Chesterfield44910254073-3337
24Coventry44812243565-3036
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