Bolton claim point at Charlton

Charlton blew another chance to climb away from the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Bolton at The Valley.

Last Updated: 18/04/14 at 17:53 Post Comment

Simon Church: Among those to miss chances for Charlton

Simon Church: Among those to miss chances for Charlton

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Having wasted one of their games in hand by losing to fellow strugglers Barnsley in midweek, the Addicks once again missed a host of opportunities to sink a Wanderers side with little to play for in mid-table.

They are now two points above the danger line but know a win for Millwall at Middlesbrough on Saturday will see their south London rivals climb above them.

A lack of goals has been the problem all season and yet again they created plenty of chances, only for their finishing to let them down.

Bolton, whose fine late-season run of one defeat in 12 has steered them well clear of trouble, almost took an early lead when Liam Trotter's volley was kept out by Ben Hamer.

But after that it was virtually all Charlton, with Astrit Ajdarevic firing their first opportunity wide from Jordan Cousins' knock-back.

Ajdarevic then sent Reza Ghoochannejhad through but Bolton keeper Adam Bogdan raced out to block at the Iran striker's feet.

Simon Church fluffed a header from Cousins' cross and Ajdarevic, Ghoochannejhad and Johnnie Jackson all took aim with miserably familiar results before the interval.

The hosts could have gone in at half-time behind had David Wheater kept his volley down, while shortly after the break Diego Poyet cleared Matt Mills' header off the line.

But Charlton continued to pile forward and just before the hour mark they felt, with some justification, that they should have had a penalty when Bogdan sent Church sprawling in the area, but referee Brendan Malone thought otherwise.

Then came their first shot on target, in the 63rd minute, with Bogdan untroubled by Ghoochannejhad's weak effort from outside the area.

Moments later Church should have given Charlton the lead when he met Cousins' low cross six yards out but the striker scuffed his shot straight at Bogdan.

Still the chances came and went, Bogdan holding Ajdarevic's curler, Cousins skewing a shot the wrong side of the post, Jon Obika off target with a header and Michael Morrison nodding wide from Jackson's corner.

In the end Charlton were grateful for a point, however, after Neil Danns wriggled clear in front of goal only to scoop his shot over the crossbar from 12 yards.

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

Monday, 22 September 2014
19:45
Wigan 1-2 Ipswich Report
Saturday, 20 September 2014
15:00
Brighton 0-0 Blackpool Report
Derby 2-2 Cardiff Report
Fulham 0-1 Blackburn Report
Leeds 3-0 Huddersfld Report
M'boro 4-0 Brentford Report
Millwall 0-0 N Forest Report
Norwich 2-2 Birmingham Report
Rotherham 1-1 Charlton Report
Sheff Wed 1-0 Reading Report

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 N Forest 8 10 18
2 Norwich 8 10 17
3 Wolves 8 5 17
4 Watford 8 7 16
5 M'boro 8 6 15
6 Sheff Wed 8 4 15
7 Ipswich 8 4 14
8 Charlton 8 3 14
9 Derby 8 5 13
10 Blackburn 8 0 13
11 Reading 8 0 13
12 Leeds 8 0 13
13 Millwall 8 0 11
14 Brentford 8 -4 11
15 Bournemth 8 1 9
16 Cardiff 8 -1 9
17 Wigan 8 0 8
18 Brighton 8 -2 8
19 Rotherham 8 -4 8
20 Birmingham 8 -7 7
21 Bolton 8 -6 5
22 Huddersfld 8 -11 5
23 Blackpool 8 -7 2
24 Fulham 8 -13 1

Updated Mon, 22 Sep 2014

Footer 365

Rio: Fergie exit hit RvP hardest

Rio Ferdinand has claimed Robin van Persie was the player who suffered the most after Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement as Man United manager.

Premier League: West Brom boss Alan Irvine ready to drop big names

West Brom boss Alan Irvine has underlined his willingness to drop out-of-form players, regardless of their status.

Transfer news: Frank Lampard's Manchester City loan spell could be extended

Frank Lampard's loan spell with Manchester City could be extended into February next year, according to Sky sources.

Mail Box

Should Gerrard Play Further Forward?

That's one shout in a mailbox that recalls Rafa Benitez saying the Liverpool man would one day end up as a striker. Plus, thoughts on Rooney and 500 words on Ipswich...

Will Rodgers Finally Drop Gerrard?

The mailbox wants to know if Brendan Rodgers has the stones to drop Steven Gerrard. Plus, thoughts on Wayne Rooney's display, sitting down, and thanking United fans...

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