Match ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Walsall 1.
Charlton Athletic 1-1 Walsall
Charlton held Walsall to a draw at The Valley thanks to a second-half equaliser from Tony Watt.
The early stages were all Walsall with Simeon Jackson firing over from six yards out with the goal at his mercy and Charlton's Joe Aribo forced to clear off the line from a corner.
Charlton gradually got back into the game without creating any real chances.
Then, with 44 minutes on the clock, Walsall striker Jackson raced on to a loose ball to fire past Declan Rudd to put the visitors ahead.
Charlton were back on level terms on 61 minutes when Watt drove home through a crowd of players after Aribo found the Scottish striker 12 yards out.
Moments later Charlton defender Jorge Teixeira made a last-ditch tackle to prevent Erhun Oztumer tapping home.
Charlton cranked up the pressure and both Teixeira and Aribo had efforts deflected just over the bar.
At the other end Walsall's Jackson fired wide from just 12 yards out in the visitor's last real chance.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 2PageSubstituted forNovakat 57'minutes
- 50Avelino Teixeira
- 15KonsaSubstituted forJacksonat 50'minutesBooked at 84mins
- 21ByrneBooked at 76mins
- 7WattSubstituted forGrantat 89'minutes
- 14OsbourneBooked at 69mins
- 11MorrisSubstituted forDobsonat 68'minutes
- 9JacksonSubstituted forBakayokoat 63'minutes
- Nick Kinseley
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Walsall 1.
Attempt missed. Jason McCarthy (Walsall) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.
Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by James O'Connor (Walsall).
Foul by Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic).
Joe Edwards (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Karlan Ahearne-Grant replaces Tony Watt.
Fredrik Ulvestad (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall).
Attempt missed. Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.
Attempt blocked. Joe Aribo (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Scott Laird.
Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic).
Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Joe Aribo (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joe Edwards (Walsall).
Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Neil Etheridge.
Attempt missed. Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.