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Charlton Athletic 1-2 Gillingham

Charlton's winless streak in League One extended to eight matches following a home defeat by Gillingham.

Goals from Josh Parker and Tom Eaves earned the Gills all three points, despite Joe Aribo's late header.

Gillingham's third win in five league games moves them up to 15th in the table and four points clear of the drop zone.

A lively start from Steve Lovell's side saw Eaves denied by Ben Amos after three minutes before the striker superbly set up Parker, who duly converted with 11 minutes played.

Gillingham doubled their advantage after 32 minutes when Eaves was able to poke Luke O'Neill's terrific cross past Amos to stun the Addicks.

Charlton were a lot brighter in the second half with Josh Magennis glancing a header against the crossbar before Tomas Holy denied the Northern Ireland forward from point-blank range after 80 minutes.

Karl Robinson's side pulled a goal back when Ricky Holmes' corner was headed home by substitute Aribo with seven minutes remaining.

But despite some late pressure from the hosts Gillingham held on.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Amos
  • 15Konsa
  • 23Sarr
  • 26LennonBooked at 90mins
  • 22Dasilva
  • 3KashiBooked at 90mins
  • 19Forster-CaskeyBooked at 29minsSubstituted forAriboat 45'minutes
  • 7Marshall
  • 12ReevesSubstituted forBestat 45'minutesSubstituted forAhearne-Grantat 53'minutes
  • 11Holmes
  • 9Magennis

Substitutes

  • 4Jackson
  • 5Bauer
  • 8Best
  • 13Phillips
  • 17Aribo
  • 18Ahearne-Grant
  • 34Dijksteel

Gillingham

  • 13Holy
  • 2O'NeillBooked at 45mins
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Zakuani
  • 3GarmstonSubstituted forOgilvieat 73'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 28ClareBooked at 90mins
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 11MartinSubstituted forOldakerat 75'minutes
  • 14ParkerBooked at 53minsSubstituted forWilkinsonat 73'minutes
  • 9Eaves

Substitutes

  • 1Nelson
  • 4Lacey
  • 10Wilkinson
  • 12Ogilvie
  • 20Oldaker
  • 24Cundle
  • 27Nash
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
11,979

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Gillingham 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Gillingham 2.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Sean Clare.

Attempt blocked. Harry Lennon (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

(Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Darren Oldaker.

Booking

Sean Clare (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Harry Lennon (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mark Byrne (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harry Lennon (Charlton Athletic).

Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Gillingham).

Booking

Ahmed Kashi (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ahmed Kashi (Charlton Athletic).

Sean Clare (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic).

Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Naby Sarr (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 1, Gillingham 2. Joe Aribo (Charlton Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ricky Holmes following a corner.

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

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

Attempt saved. Joe Aribo (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Karlan Ahearne-Grant (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

Attempt saved. Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Darren Oldaker replaces Lee Martin.

Attempt saved. Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Harry Lennon (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Connor Ogilvie replaces Bradley Garmston.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Conor Wilkinson replaces Josh Parker.

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

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Bradley Garmston.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Lee Martin (Gillingham) because of an injury.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Harry Lennon.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan25175350123856
2Shrewsbury25166333151854
3Blackburn25147445232249
4Scunthorpe26147537221549
5Bradford2615384234848
6Portsmouth26132113330341
7Rotherham26124104435940
8Peterborough2611694337639
9Charlton2510783232037
10Oxford Utd269894139235
11Doncaster2697102928134
12Fleetwood2696113640-433
13Blackpool2688103437-332
14Bristol Rovers26102143643-732
15Gillingham2671092729-231
16Plymouth2687112634-831
17Southend2687113042-1231
18Walsall257993134-330
19MK Dons2678112838-1029
20Oldham2677123948-928
21Wimbledon2576122231-927
22Northampton2665152046-2623
23Rochdale25410112535-1022
24Bury2545161938-1917
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