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Charlton Athletic 2-1 Walsall

Karlan Grant and Lyle Taylor were on the scoresheet as Charlton boosted their play-off ambitions with a 2-1 victory over Walsall.

The Addicks took the lead after just six minutes when Grant scored his 12th goal of the season, poking the ball through the legs of goalkeeper Liam Roberts following superb work by Tariq Fosu.

Lee Bowyer's side extended their lead three minutes later when Taylor was impeded by Jack Fitzwater in the penalty area before dispatching the subsequent spot-kick.

It took until the 41st minute for Walsall to trouble the Charlton defence when Josh Gordon's goal-bound effort was brilliantly kept out on the line by Naby Sarr.

They did manage to get back into the game a minute after the break when Andy Cook turned and finished with a neat left-footed shot past Dillon Phillips.

The Saddlers striker then came close to an equaliser midway through the second half with a powerful effort that just evaded the post.

Despite further late pressure from the visitors, Charlton saw the game out.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Phillips
  • 2Dijksteel
  • 5Bauer
  • 23Sarr
  • 43Stevenson
  • 4Bielik
  • 19Morgan
  • 12ReevesSubstituted forPratleyat 83'minutes
  • 11Fosu-HenrySubstituted forMarshallat 85'minutes
  • 9Taylor
  • 18Grant

Substitutes

  • 7Marshall
  • 10Clarke
  • 15Pratley
  • 25Ajose
  • 31Maynard-Brewer
  • 37Hackett-Fairchild
  • 44Sarpeng-Wiredu

Walsall

  • 1Roberts
  • 6Devlin
  • 27FitzwaterBooked at 8mins
  • 5Guthrie
  • 3LeahyBooked at 66mins
  • 2EdwardsBooked at 44minsSubstituted forMorrisat 73'minutes
  • 4Dobson
  • 15Kinsella
  • 29GordonBooked at 69minsSubstituted forIsmailat 83'minutes
  • 9Cook
  • 16Ferrier

Substitutes

  • 8Morris
  • 10Ismail
  • 13Dunn
  • 20Johnson
  • 28Wilson
  • 31Ronan
  • 32Bates
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
10,421

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home19
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Walsall 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Walsall 1.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

Attempt blocked. Mark Marshall (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Mark Marshall (Charlton Athletic).

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

Foul by Karlan Grant (Charlton Athletic).

Kieron Morris (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Jon Guthrie (Walsall).

Attempt missed. Karlan Grant (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

Foul by Mark Marshall (Charlton Athletic).

Zeli Ismail (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Liam Kinsella.

Substitution

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

Attempt blocked. Karlan Grant (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Zeli Ismail replaces Josh Gordon.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Darren Pratley replaces Ben Reeves.

Attempt saved. Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Kieron Morris (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic).

Liam Kinsella (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Andy Cook (Walsall).

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Anfernee Dijksteel.

Attempt missed. Liam Kinsella (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Kieron Morris replaces Joe Edwards.

Ben Reeves (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Morgan Ferrier (Walsall).

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

Foul by Luke Leahy (Walsall).

Attempt blocked. Andy Cook (Walsall) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Naby Sarr.

Foul by Karlan Grant (Charlton Athletic).

Jack Fitzwater (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Josh Gordon (Walsall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ben Reeves (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Gordon (Walsall).

Foul by Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic).

Liam Kinsella (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth26176346242257
2Luton26157449242552
3Sunderland24148245232250
4Barnsley25137540221846
5Charlton26144842301246
6Doncaster26136747321545
7Peterborough26128645331244
8Coventry26115102829-138
9Southend26112133231135
10Blackpool259882625135
11Fleetwood2697103530534
12Accrington259792735-834
13Burton2595113033-332
14Wycombe2688103438-432
15Walsall2688102841-1332
16Shrewsbury2679102932-330
17Rochdale2686123352-1930
18Gillingham2684143643-728
19Bristol Rovers2676132529-427
20Bradford2683153140-927
21Scunthorpe2676133251-1927
22Oxford Utd2668123141-1026
23Plymouth2666143147-1624
24Wimbledon2664162037-1722
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