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Charlton Athletic 2-0 Gillingham

Ben Reeves and Tariqe Fosu struck first-half goals as League One promotion hopefuls Charlton brushed aside Gillingham at The Valley.

Addicks goalkeeper Jed Steer survived an early scare after dropping Darren Oldaker's free-kick and spilling the ball to Connor Ogilvie, whose effort hit the outside of a post.

But Charlton went ahead in the sixth minute when Fosu's clever low pass picked out an unmarked Reeves in the box and he coolly slotted home.

The advantage was almost doubled on the quarter hour as Fosu hit the woodwork before Ogilvie hacked clear.

Brandon Hanlan was perhaps unfortunate to glance a header off target from Ogilvie's delivery but the Gills had goalkeeper Tomas Holy to thank for using his leg to deny Reeves a second.

However, there was nothing he could do to prevent Fosu's stunning strike from outside the box flying into the top corner six minutes before the break.

Hanlan almost had Gillingham right back in contention within a minute of the restart, placing a header agonisingly wide from a corner.

Holy was a relieved man after Reeves' 69th-minute cross cannoned back off the woodwork.

Gillingham's Elliott List headed wide from close range five minutes from time but Charlton never looked seriously troubled as they maintained their promotion push in a straightforward home success.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 21Steer
  • 2Dijksteel
  • 5Bauer
  • 6Pearce
  • 20Solly
  • 11Fosu-HenrySubstituted forMarshallat 90+4'minutes
  • 4BielikBooked at 56mins
  • 17AriboSubstituted forPratleyat 73'minutes
  • 12Reeves
  • 25Ajose
  • 9TaylorSubstituted forHackett-Fairchildat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Phillips
  • 7Marshall
  • 15Pratley
  • 19Morgan
  • 37Hackett-Fairchild
  • 43Stevenson
  • 44Sarpeng-Wiredu

Gillingham

  • 1Holy
  • 12FullerSubstituted forO'Neillat 66'minutes
  • 4Lacey
  • 6Zakuani
  • 34Ogilvie
  • 20OldakerSubstituted forReillyat 45'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 8Parrett
  • 15List
  • 14Parker
  • 7HanlanSubstituted forCharles-Cookat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2O'Neill
  • 3Garmston
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 13Reilly
  • 16Bingham
  • 24Rees
  • 30Hadler
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
12,836

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home17
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Gillingham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Gillingham 0.

Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Krystian Bielik (Charlton Athletic).

Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Mark Marshall replaces Tariqe Fosu-Henry.

Foul by Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic).

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

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Regan Charles-Cook.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Alex Lacey.

Attempt missed. Elliott List (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Darren Pratley.

Attempt blocked. Callum Reilly (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ben Reeves (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Regan Charles-Cook (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Ben Reeves (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Reeco Hackett-Fairchild replaces Lyle Taylor.

Nicky Ajose (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gabriel Zakuani (Gillingham).

Foul by Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic).

Dean Parrett (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Dean Parrett (Gillingham).

Foul by Ben Reeves (Charlton Athletic).

Dean Parrett (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Ben Reeves (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Darren Pratley replaces Joe Aribo.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Regan Charles-Cook replaces Brandon Hanlan.

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

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic).

Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

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

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Alex Lacey.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Luke O'Neill replaces Barry Fuller.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Alex Lacey.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dean Parrett (Gillingham).

goal

As It Stood

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5Peterborough23118441291241
6Barnsley22116536211539
7Doncaster23116639281139
8Blackpool229762522334
9Wycombe238873332132
10Accrington228772527-231
11Walsall238782434-1031
12Fleetwood238693025530
13Southend2392122930-129
14Coventry2385102328-529
15Shrewsbury237792729-228
16Burton2283112631-527
17Rochdale2376103142-1127
18Oxford Utd236893135-426
19Gillingham2374123338-525
20Bradford2363142439-1521
21Scunthorpe2356122949-2021
22Bristol Rovers2355132028-820
23Plymouth2355132644-1820
24Wimbledon2353151734-1718
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