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Charlton Athletic 1-0 Bradford City

Charlton kept their League One play-off hopes alive with a hard-fought win over bottom club Bradford at The Valley.

The hosts took the lead after 18 minutes when Joe Aribo was able to find Lyle Taylor in space on the right, with the former AFC Wimbledon striker firing low to the right of keeper Richard O'Donnell.

Charlton nearly doubled the lead after 22 minutes when Taylor turned provider by squaring for Igor Vetokele, but O'Donnell did well to pull off a save at point-blank range.

Taylor almost added a second after 32 minutes when his curled effort from outside the area hit the post and rebounded out for a goal kick.

Bradford should have equalised after 36 minutes when Jacob Butterfield took too long to fire in an effort after Lewis O'Brien beat the offside trap.

Taylor was guilty of firing over the bar from six yards out after 41 minutes while David Ball hit the post for Bradford 10 minutes into the second half.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Phillips
  • 2Dijksteel
  • 5Bauer
  • 23Sarr
  • 16Purrington
  • 24Cullen
  • 12ReevesSubstituted forPratleyat 79'minutes
  • 17Aribo
  • 21WilliamsSubstituted forFosu-Henryat 61'minutes
  • 14VetokeleSubstituted forPearceat 90+1'minutes
  • 9Taylor

Substitutes

  • 6Pearce
  • 10Parker
  • 11Fosu-Henry
  • 15Pratley
  • 20Solly
  • 22Maxwell
  • 32Lapslie

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 38Caddis
  • 5O'Connor
  • 6O'Connor
  • 23Wood
  • 39O'Brien
  • 21AkpanSubstituted forWrightat 80'minutes
  • 40Ball
  • 16ButterfieldSubstituted forMillerat 86'minutes
  • 18AndersonSubstituted forClarkeat 85'minutes
  • 9Doyle

Substitutes

  • 3Chicksen
  • 12Miller
  • 13Wilson
  • 17Clarke
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 24Devine
  • 44Wright
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
11,630

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Bradford City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Bradford City 0.

Anfernee Dijksteel (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lewis O'Brien (Bradford City).

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

Foul by Paudie O'Connor (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jason Pearce replaces Igor Vetokele.

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Billy Clarke (Bradford City).

Joe Aribo (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Ball (Bradford City).

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic).

Paul Caddis (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. George Miller replaces Jacob Butterfield.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Billy Clarke replaces Jermaine Anderson.

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

Foul by Josh Wright (Bradford City).

Attempt blocked. Eoin Doyle (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Josh Wright replaces Hope Akpan.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Darren Pratley replaces Ben Reeves.

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Paul Caddis.

Attempt saved. Ben Reeves (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Tariqe Fosu-Henry replaces Jonathan Williams.

Anfernee Dijksteel (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lewis O'Brien (Bradford City).

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

Foul by Jacob Butterfield (Bradford City).

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

Foul by Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic).

Paudie O'Connor (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lewis O'Brien (Bradford City).

David Ball (Bradford City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right.

Attempt saved. David Ball (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Anfernee Dijksteel (Charlton Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton402511478324686
2Barnsley402213567303779
3Portsmouth392111768412774
4Sunderland371916264343073
5Charlton392010956371970
6Doncaster4017121168521663
7Peterborough391610136054658
8Blackpool401415114543257
9Coventry40169154545057
10Fleetwood391510145041955
11Burton391411145346753
12Oxford Utd401213154755-849
13Gillingham40139185464-1048
14Plymouth401211175163-1247
15Shrewsbury401113164452-846
16Bristol Rovers401112174145-445
17Wycombe391111174860-1244
18Accrington381111164055-1544
19Scunthorpe40128204869-2144
20Southend40126224759-1242
21Walsall40119204364-2142
22Wimbledon40126223658-2242
23Rochdale39119194877-2942
24Bradford40106244368-2536
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