Notts County 1-2 Charlton Athletic
Notts County 1 - 2 Charlton
Paul Hayes scored one goal and made another as Charlton Athletic stayed on top of the League One table with an impressive win at Meadow Lane.
The Addicks deservedly led when Hayes found Scott Wagstaff, who rounded keeper Stuart Nelson and produced a fine finish from a tight angle.
Hayes made it 2-0 when he slotted home a low Bradley Wright-Phillips cross.
Cristian Montano gave Notts hope when he tapped in following an Alan Sheehan corner but the visitors held on.
Substitute Montano's 60th-minute goal - his first for Notts - came from their first corner of the match and although they improved after the break, Charlton were good value for their victory.
The Londoners were the better side before the interval and Hayes was denied an opening goal by Nelson before his through-ball found Wagstaff who made it 1-0.
Hayes then doubled the lead when the Charlton took advantage of a misplaced Jeff Hughes pass in midfield.
Montano's simple finish sparked more life into the hosts but the visitors still had the better chances and Wright-Phillips twice went close to adding to the lead in the final 30 minutes.
VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Charlton manager Chris Powell told BBC London 94.9:
"Any team in this division will make you work hard. We had a great advantage of a 2-0 half-time lead.
"But I knew they would try to bombard our box and put us under pressure which they did.
"My team came through a test today of standing up to a really tough squad. We stood up to it and we did very well."
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.90:00 +4:05
Corner taken short by Johnnie Jackson.90:00 +3:27
Rob Elliot takes the free kick.90:00 +3:27 Booking
Booking Booking for Alan Sheehan.90:00 +3:14
Lee Hughes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Doherty.90:00 +2:52
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Ravenhill by Jason Euell. Stuart Nelson takes the direct free kick.90:00 +1:42 Substitution
Substitution Scott Wagstaff leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Hughes.90:00 +0:52
Craig Westcarr takes a shot. Save by Rob Elliot.90:00 +0:26
Foul by Dale Stephens on Neal Bishop, free kick awarded. Alan Sheehan takes the free kick.89:34
Effort from deep inside the area by Krystian Pearce clears the bar.88:07
The ball is sent over by Alan Sheehan, Headed effort from inside the area by Cristian Montano misses to the right of the target.87:58
Ishmel Demontagnac delivers the ball, Gary Doherty manages to make a clearance.87:00 Substitution
Substitution Gary Doherty comes on in place of Bradley Wright-Phillips.86:11
Ishmel Demontagnac produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.85:46
Corner from the left by-line taken by Alan Sheehan, clearance by Danny Hollands.84:37
A cross is delivered by Alan Sheehan, save made by Rob Elliot.82:25
Rob Elliot takes the direct free kick.82:25 Substitution
Substitution Jason Euell on for Paul Hayes.82:25
Dale Stephens fouled by Richard Ravenhill, the ref awards a free kick.81:38
Centre by Richard Ravenhill.
Booking Rhoys Wiggins receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.79:24
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Rob Elliot.78:23
Richard Ravenhill fouled by Danny Hollands, the ref awards a free kick. Mike Edwards restarts play with the free kick.76:23
Bradley Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Save by Stuart Nelson.76:00
Paul Hayes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.72:13 Substitution
Substitution Julian Kelly goes off and Ishmel Demontagnac comes on.71:33
Richard Ravenhill concedes a free kick for a foul on Dale Stephens. Dale Stephens crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.68:29
Direct free kick taken by Rob Elliot.68:29 Booking
Booking Richard Ravenhill booked for unsporting behaviour.67:58
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Hollands by Richard Ravenhill.66:56
Shot from a long way out by Paul Hayes goes wide of the left-hand post.66:07
Lee Hughes sends in a cross, save by Rob Elliot.65:13
Julian Kelly takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.62:30
Chris Solly fouled by Alan Sheehan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Rob Elliot.62:00
Bradley Wright-Phillips has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.60:45
Neal Bishop sends in a cross.59:32
Assist on the goal came from Alan Sheehan.59:32 Goal scored
Goal! - Cristian Montano - Notts Co 1 - 2 Charlton Cristian Montano finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Notts County 1-2 Charlton.59:06
Corner from the left by-line taken by Alan Sheehan,58:59
A cross is delivered by Lee Hughes, Chris Solly makes a clearance.58:36
The ball is swung over by Danny Hollands, clearance made by Alan Sheehan.57:40
Unfair challenge on Danny Hollands by Richard Ravenhill results in a free kick. Rob Elliot takes the free kick.56:47
The ball is sent over by Rhoys Wiggins.55:22
Foul by Richard Ravenhill on Dale Stephens, free kick awarded. Rob Elliot takes the free kick.54:27
Unfair challenge on Scott Wagstaff by Neal Bishop results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Solly.53:34
Foul by Danny Hollands on Neal Bishop, free kick awarded. Stuart Nelson takes the direct free kick.52:41
The ball is crossed by Chris Solly, Krystian Pearce makes a clearance.51:41
The assistant referee signals for offside against Johnnie Jackson. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.49:15
Paul Hayes takes a shot. Clearance by Alan Sheehan.47:12
Cristian Montano is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Rob Elliot.45:34
Cristian Montano delivers the ball.45:01
The referee gets the second half started.45:01 Substitution
Substitution Cristian Montano is brought on as a substitute for Hamza Bencherif.45:01 Substitution
Substitution Lee Hughes is brought on as a substitute for Jeff Hughes.45:00 +0:38 Half time
Half Time The half-time whistle blows.45:00 +0:18
The assist for the goal came from Bradley Wright-Phillips.45:00 +0:18 Goal scored
Goal! - Paul Hayes - Notts Co 0 - 2 Charlton Paul Hayes fires in a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Notts County 0-2 Charlton.43:19
Richard Ravenhill crosses the ball, clearance made by Chris Solly.42:35
A cross is delivered by Hamza Bencherif.41:26
Johnnie Jackson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Julian Kelly. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.38:58
Unfair challenge on Julian Kelly by Paul Hayes results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.34:07
Assist on the goal came from Paul Hayes.34:07 Goal scored
Goal! - Scott Wagstaff - Notts Co 0 - 1 Charlton Scott Wagstaff scores a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Notts County 0-1 Charlton.33:10
Julian Kelly produces a cross, Matthew Taylor makes a clearance.32:33
The ball is swung over by Bradley Wright-Phillips, comfortable save by Stuart Nelson.32:11
Paul Hayes takes a shot. Save by Stuart Nelson.31:33
Matthew Taylor challenges Hamza Bencherif unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.31:09
The ball is sent over by Rhoys Wiggins, blocked by Julian Kelly.30:52
A cross is delivered by Rhoys Wiggins, Alan Sheehan makes a clearance.30:09
Chris Solly fouled by Craig Westcarr, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Rob Elliot.28:49
Karl Hawley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dale Stephens. Danny Hollands takes the direct free kick.26:52
Neal Bishop produces a left-footed effort from long distance that goes harmlessly over the bar.24:36
The official flags Scott Wagstaff offside. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.24:19
Karl Hawley is penalised for a handball. Rob Elliot takes the indirect free kick.23:37
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Hayes on Krystian Pearce. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.22:32
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Hollands by Hamza Bencherif. Rob Elliot restarts play with the free kick.20:51
The ball is sent over by Chris Solly, Alan Sheehan manages to make a clearance.20:40
Scott Wagstaff takes a shot. Blocked by Alan Sheehan.19:04
Karl Hawley produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.15:09
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hamza Bencherif by Paul Hayes. Free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.14:30
Matthew Taylor delivers the ball, save made by Stuart Nelson.13:29
Craig Westcarr concedes a free kick for a foul on Rhoys Wiggins. Rhoys Wiggins takes the direct free kick.11:54
Karl Hawley crosses the ball.10:45
Karl Hawley has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.7:09
Bradley Wright-Phillips fouled by Jeff Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. Johnnie Jackson crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.6:07
Michael Morrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Westcarr. Free kick crossed by Alan Sheehan, Michael Morrison manages to make a clearance.5:06
Craig Westcarr is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Rob Elliot takes the free kick.3:33
Corner taken left-footed by Johnnie Jackson to the near post, Jeff Hughes makes a clearance.0:11
Free kick awarded for a foul by Neal Bishop on Johnnie Jackson. Free kick taken by Dale Stephens.0:00
The match gets underway.
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