Match ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Gillingham 0.
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.
- 11Fosu-HenrySubstituted forMarshallat 90+4'minutes
- 4BielikBooked at 56mins
- 17AriboSubstituted forPratleyat 73'minutes
- 9TaylorSubstituted forHackett-Fairchildat 79'minutes
- 12FullerSubstituted forO'Neillat 66'minutes
- 20OldakerSubstituted forReillyat 45'minutes
- 7HanlanSubstituted forCharles-Cookat 71'minutes
- Charles Breakspear
- Shots on Target
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, 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, 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).