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Charlton Athletic 1-1 Nottingham Forest

Charlton's Simon Makienok shoots past goalkeeper Dorus de Vries to make it 1-1 against Nottingham Forest
Simon Makienok has now scored three goals in 20 appearances for Charlton since joining on loan

Charlton's winless run now stretches to eight games but they held on to earn a point against Nottingham Forest despite having Tareiq Holmes-Dennis sent off.

Forest were the better side before the break but had to wait until the 44th minute to go ahead, Ben Osborn curling in a shot from just inside the box.

The Addicks improved after the break and Simon Makienok fired them level.

And although Holmes-Dennis saw red for a second caution with 14 minutes left, they stood firm to secure a draw.

Forest, who remain 10 points off the play-offs in 14th place in the Championship table, edged a first half of few chances at The Valley against a Charlton side who looked low on confidence.

Callum Harriott did go close for the hosts, with a deflected shot that went narrowly wide.

Ryan Mendes almost put the visitors ahead after a well-worked short corner only to fire across goal.

But Mendes was involved as Forest deservedly went ahead, his pass finding Osborn who then found the back of the net with a classy finish.

Charlton, who could have climbed out of the relegation zone with a win, posed much more a threat after the opening goal, and Harriott and Makienok both went close before Makienok showed good composure to run through and touch the ball beyond Dorus de Vries for the equaliser.

However, with the momentum now with the home side, Holmes-Dennis was dismissed after fouling Osborn, and keeper Stephen Henderson was forced into a fine injury-time save as he denied Forest's Nelson Oliveira from close range.

Valley protest

Charlton protest
Crowds were seen outside holding up protest banners

A large number of Charlton fans gathered outside their home ground, before and after the match, to protest against Belgian owner Roland Duchatelet.

During his two years at the helm, Duchatelet has dismissed four managers and has yet to find a permanent replacement for Guy Luzon, who was sacked in October.

With former assistant Karel Fraeye in charge, the Addicks have not won in their last eight games and are three points above bottom club Bolton.

The side's poor form, along with the sale of a number of key players, has angered fans, and they displayed banners outside the ground saying: "Made in Charlton, destroyed by Belgians," and: "We want our Charlton back."

Charlton interim manager Karel Fraeye:

"It was an even first half - like the last game against Wolves - and we are getting used to conceding goals before half-time.

"Today we reacted pretty well to that, and after the injury to Johnnie Jackson and the sending off we had to organise the team.

"We were very intensively looking for the winner and I think the team showed fight and desire from the first until the last second."

Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman:

"For 60 minutes we looked in control of the game, we passed it quite well and had enough opportunities to win it.

"Even when they were down to 10 men, their crowd gave them a lift and we didn't take advantage of that.

"There isn't a lot to write home about this one. We had enough opportunities to kill them off, and if you don't do that in the Championship you're always going to be vulnerable."



Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Henderson
  • 20Solly
  • 6Sarr
  • 26Lennon
  • 21Fox
  • 22BaSubstituted forBerg Gudmundssonat 45'minutes
  • 8Cousins
  • 4JacksonSubstituted forHolmes-Dennisat 65'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 11Harriott
  • 9Makienok
  • 2Vaz TeSubstituted forWilliamsat 79'minutes


  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 10Ceballos
  • 16Ghoochannejhad
  • 17Holmes-Dennis
  • 25Williams
  • 30Pope
  • 44Moussa

Nottm Forest

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1de Vries
  • 2Lichaj
  • 5Mills
  • 25HobbsSubstituted forCohenat 86'minutes
  • 4Mancienne
  • 10Lansbury
  • 24VaughanBooked at 87mins
  • 27BurkeSubstituted forBlackstockat 73'minutes
  • 15Mendes da GraçaSubstituted forTescheat 61'minutes
  • 38Osborn
  • 17Oliveira


  • 8Cohen
  • 19Ward
  • 23Blackstock
  • 26Evtimov
  • 29O'Grady
  • 32Tesche
  • 35Burke
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Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamNottm Forest
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Nottingham Forest 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Nottingham Forest 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Dorus de Vries.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Dorus de Vries.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Simon Makienok.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Stephen Henderson.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nélson Oliveira (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dexter Blackstock.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Nottingham Forest. Ben Osborn tries a through ball, but Dexter Blackstock is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest).

  11. Post update

    Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Booking

    David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest).

  14. Post update

    Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nélson Oliveira (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Henri Lansbury.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Chris Cohen replaces Jack Hobbs.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Robert Tesche (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Harry Lennon (Charlton Athletic).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

As It Stood

7Sheff Wed2510963628839
14Nottm Forest2571082524131
20MK Dons2565142133-1223
22Bristol City2549122244-2221
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