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Charlton Athletic 3-1 Walsall

Charlton secured a third straight win by beating Walsall to maintain their League One play-off push.

Joe Aribo's 31st-minute opener for the Addicks had been cancelled out shortly before the break by Erhun Oztumer's equaliser.

Both sides hit the woodwork in an entertaining encounter, with Kory Roberts' untimely 73rd-minute own goal restoring Charlton's lead.

And the points were wrapped up in the final minute by Stephy Mavididi as the Addicks built on their impressive current form.

The Addicks broke the deadlock when Mark Marshall whipped in a left-wing cross which just failed to find the head of Josh Magennis, although Aribo was ideally placed to volley home from close range.

The visitors were back on level terms four minutes before the break as Luke Leahy's cross found the unmarked Oztumer and the former Addicks youngster headed past Ben Amos, the effort hitting the post on its way in.

Kory Roberts got an unfortunate final touch just as Mavididi was about to pull the trigger in the 73rd minute to turn the ball into his own net to restore the lead.

And the outcome was put beyond doubt by Mavididi in the 89th minute, the Arsenal loanee bursting into the box, cutting inside a defender before firing past Liam Roberts.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Amos
  • 20SollyBooked at 11mins
  • 15Konsa
  • 26Lennon
  • 22Dasilva
  • 17Aribo
  • 3Kashi
  • 7MarshallSubstituted forAhearne-Grantat 87'minutes
  • 12ReevesSubstituted forFosu-Henryat 52'minutes
  • 16MavididiSubstituted forJacksonat 90+4'minutes
  • 9Magennis

Substitutes

  • 4Jackson
  • 13Phillips
  • 14Fosu-Henry
  • 18Ahearne-Grant
  • 19Forster-Caskey
  • 28Hanlan
  • 34Dijksteel

Walsall

  • 13Roberts
  • 15Kinsella
  • 24Roberts
  • 5Guthrie
  • 3Leahy
  • 7Chambers
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Dobson
  • 10Oztumer
  • 20Bakayoko
  • 18Roberts

Substitutes

  • 1Gillespie
  • 6Devlin
  • 9Jackson
  • 17Flanagan
  • 25Kouhyar
  • 29Shorrock
  • 36Candlin
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
10,140

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home17
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 3, Walsall 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 3, Walsall 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Johnnie Jackson replaces Stephy Mavididi.

Attempt saved. Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Tarique Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Adam Chambers.

Attempt blocked. Karlan Ahearne-Grant (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 3, Walsall 1. Stephy Mavididi (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tarique Fosu-Henry.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Karlan Ahearne-Grant replaces Mark Marshall.

Delay in match Mark Marshall (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Mark Marshall (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Joe Edwards (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Mark Marshall.

Delay in match Luke Leahy (Walsall) because of an injury.

Goal!

Own Goal by Kory Roberts, Walsall. Charlton Athletic 2, Walsall 1.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

Attempt saved. Joe Aribo (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

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

Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

Attempt missed. Tarique Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) hits the right post with a header from the right side of the six yard box.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Ben Amos.

Attempt saved. Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Luke Leahy (Walsall) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Harry Lennon.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Harry Lennon.

Attempt blocked. Tyler Roberts (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Liam Roberts.

Attempt saved. Stephy Mavididi (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Liam Kinsella.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

Attempt blocked. Tarique Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Tarique Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic).

Joe Edwards (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Tarique Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

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

Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan27186353134060
2Blackburn27167450252555
3Shrewsbury27167436201655
4Scunthorpe28148639261350
5Bradford28153104439548
6Charlton2813783733446
7Rotherham281351046361044
8Peterborough2812794637943
9Portsmouth28133123432242
10Oxford Utd29108114443138
11Gillingham2891093231137
12Doncaster2899103231136
13Fleetwood28106123943-436
14Bristol Rovers28113143944-536
15Plymouth2998123138-735
16Walsall2789103438-433
17Blackpool2989123440-633
18Northampton2995152749-2232
19Wimbledon2787122431-731
20Southend2887133247-1531
21MK Dons2879122940-1130
22Oldham2978144053-1329
23Rochdale26410122637-1122
24Bury2855182143-2220
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