Addicks beat Rovers to stay in race

Charlton Athletic beat Bristol Rovers 4-2 at the Valley on Tuesday night to keep the pressure on Leeds at the top of the League One table.

Last Updated: 24/11/09 at 23:03 Post Comment

Bailey: Celebrates his goal for Charlton

Bailey: Celebrates his goal for Charlton

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Addicks had led through goals from David Mooney and Deon Burton in the opening 16 minutes, but Rovers clawed their way back thanks to efforts from Jeff Hughes and Chris Lines either side of half-time.

Nicky Bailey eased the home fans' nerves as he found the net in the 68th minute before substitute Akpo Sodje made sure Charlton stay six points behind Leeds with a fourth goal in the 86th minute.

Mooney, on loan from Reading, wasted no time in slotting into the net from close range in the fourth minute and Burton picked himself up to score from the spot after being fouled in the area by Byron Anthony.

Home defender Christian Dailly was punished for a shirt pull on Jo Kuffour and Hughes slotted home the resulting spot-kick and Rovers levelled in the 56th minute when Charlton failed to deal with a Stuart Campbell corner and Lines headed home.

But Charlton went in front through Bailey, who bundled home a rebound after Mooney's header thumped against the underside of the bar and Sodje scored from close range to ensure there would be no late collapse.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Saturday, 20 December 2014
15:00
Barnsley 2-0 Leyton Or Report
Bradford 1-1 Scunthrpe Report
Coventry 1-1 Fleetwood Report
Crawley 1-2 Port Vale Report
Crewe 1-0 Bristol C Report
Gillingham 2-3 Chesterfld  
MK Dons 7-0 Oldham Report
Peterboro 0-1 Preston Report
Rochdale 2-2 Notts Co Report
Sheff Utd 1-1 Walsall Report

Footer 365

Premier League: QPR look for result against Arsenal, Rio Ferdinand in selection contention

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says Rio Ferdinand could be back in the team as the squad is rotated through the festive period.

Premier League: Nemanja Matic says Chelsea can win quadruple

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic insists the Blues can win the quadruple this season.

Premier League: Ronald Koeman facing selection crisis ahead of Southampton's match against Everton

Harrison Reed's impressive display against Everton has given Ronald Koeman a selection dilemma.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property