Johnnie Jackson

Jackson has now scored five goals this season

A late penalty from Johnnie Jackson preserved Charlton's unbeaten start to the season against Tranmere.

Having made a bright opening the visitors went ahead when Adam McGurk's strike took a deflection off Chris Solly and flew into the top corner.

The Addicks improved after the break and Dale Stephens and Danny Hollands both went close.

Yann Kermorgant was fouled in the area by Ian Goodison and Jackson consummately levelled from the spot.

Charlton, who have now gone 12 games unbeaten at the start of the season - their best start to a campaign since 1927 - still top League One but now sit just three points above Sheffield Wednesday.

Tranmere, who paid the price for failing to make the most of their excellent first-half showing, remain in 12th.

The result means Rovers are still searching for their first victory at the Valley since 1995.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Charlton boss Chris Powell told BBC London 94.9:

"We had a lot of time wasting and spoiling but we have to expect that from teams who come here.

"To get a point at the leaders is always a fantastic point for any team.

"We could have nicked it in the end but it wasn't mean to be.

"Our run remains unbeaten and we're still top, exactly where we want to be."

Tranmere manager Les Parry told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"I thought it was a magnificent performance from all the lads.

"I said to them in the dressing room, 'you're disappointed only getting one point from Charlton and that tells you how far you've come'.

"We're a little bit unfortunate in our league position and I think if we were two or three places higher up, it wouldn't be unfair."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Charlton

  • 01 Hamer
  • 05 Morrison
  • 06 Taylor
  • 16 Wiggins
  • 20 Solly Booked
  • 04 Jackson
  • 07 Green (Wagstaff - 69' )
  • 08 Stephens
  • 22 Hollands
  • 10 Wright-Phillips
  • 36 Kermorgant

Substitutes

  • 13 Sullivan
  • 03 Evina
  • 12 Doherty
  • 11 Wagstaff
  • 09 Hayes

Tranmere

  • 01 fon Williams
  • 05 Goodison
  • 12 Taylor
  • 16 Buchanan
  • 19 Raven
  • 04 Labadie Booked
  • 10 Weir
  • 14 McGurk
  • 17 Akins (Kay - 85' )
  • 07 Showunmi (Tyriaki - 88' )
  • 21 Baxter (Bakayogo - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 02 Kay
  • 03 Bakayogo
  • 20 Power
  • 09 Tyriaki
Ref: Drysdale
Att: 15,038

Match Stats

Shots

6 18

On target

2 8

Corners

7 6

Fouls

11 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:34 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +4:30

Unfair challenge on Adam McGurk by Dale Stephens results in a free kick. Robbie Weir takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Raven on Bradley Wright-Phillips. Strike comes in from Yann Kermorgant from the free kick.

90:00 +2:07

Effort from outside the penalty box by Adam McGurk goes wide right of the goal.

90:00 +1:37 Booking

Booking Chris Solly goes into the referee's book.

90:00 +0:49

Rhoys Wiggins crosses the ball, Owain Fon Williams makes a save.

90:00 +0:32

Mustafa Tiryaki takes a shot. Ben Hamer makes a save.

88:49

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Joss Labadie, Adam McGurk has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

87:22

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

87:22 Substitution

Substitution Mustafa Tiryaki joins the action as a substitute, replacing Enoch Showunmi.

86:00

Unfair challenge on Danny Hollands by Robbie Weir results in a free kick. Johnnie Jackson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

85:23

Zoumana Bakayogo takes a shot. Save made by Ben Hamer.

83:57 Substitution

Substitution Michael Kay comes on in place of Lucas Akins.

83:57

Unfair challenge on Zoumana Bakayogo by Chris Solly results in a free kick. Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.

83:39

Johnnie Jackson crosses the ball.

83:10

Centre by Yann Kermorgant.

81:16

Effort on goal by Johnnie Jackson from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

80:25

Joss Labadie takes a shot. Michael Morrison gets a block in.

80:00

Bradley Wright-Phillips gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zoumana Bakayogo. David Buchanan takes the indirect free kick.

79:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Johnnie Jackson - Charlton 1 - 1 Tranmere Penalty taken left-footed by Johnnie Jackson and scored. Charlton 1-1 Tranmere.

76:31

Inswinging corner taken by Johnnie Jackson, Unfair challenge on Yann Kermorgant by Ian Goodison results in a Penalty.

75:15 Substitution

Substitution Zoumana Bakayogo is brought on as a substitute for Jose Baxter.

73:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Hollands by David Raven. Free kick crossed right-footed by Dale Stephens, Jose Baxter manages to make a clearance.

71:56

Dale Stephens crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Jose Baxter.

71:56 Booking

Booking Joss Labadie receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

71:48

Foul by Joss Labadie on Rhoys Wiggins, free kick awarded.

71:05

Lucas Akins concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Morrison. Ben Hamer takes the free kick.

69:16

Corner taken by Johnnie Jackson, Yann Kermorgant challenges Owain Fon Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

68:39 Substitution

Substitution (Charlton) makes a substitution, with Scott Wagstaff coming on for Danny Green.

68:27

Shot from deep inside the area by Jose Baxter clears the crossbar.

68:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Johnnie Jackson by Robbie Weir. Dale Stephens takes the indirect free kick.

65:49

Adam McGurk sends in a cross, Matthew Taylor manages to make a clearance.

64:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Buchanan by Danny Green. David Buchanan restarts play with the free kick.

62:28

Effort from just outside the box by Adam McGurk goes over the bar.

60:57

Danny Green produces a cross, Jose Baxter gets a block in.

60:28

Corner taken left-footed by Johnnie Jackson, clearance made by Ash Taylor.

59:22

Danny Hollands has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

58:43

Centre by Bradley Wright-Phillips, clearance made by Ash Taylor.

57:14

Joss Labadie takes the outswinging corner, Ben Hamer makes a clearance.

55:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Hollands by Jose Baxter. Free kick taken by Danny Hollands.

53:52

Bradley Wright-Phillips is caught offside. Owain Fon Williams takes the direct free kick.

52:50

Bradley Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Save made by Owain Fon Williams.

52:11

Joss Labadie takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, save made by Ben Hamer.

52:05

Lucas Akins produces a cross, Danny Green manages to make a clearance.

51:48

Dale Stephens takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.

51:14

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Johnnie Jackson, Ash Taylor makes a clearance.

50:57

Danny Green sends in a cross.

50:42

Joss Labadie concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Hollands. Danny Hollands restarts play with the free kick.

49:23

Lucas Akins takes a shot. Save by Ben Hamer.

46:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Buchanan by Danny Green. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Joss Labadie from left wing, Ben Hamer makes a save.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:01 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

44:57

The assistant referee signals for offside against Enoch Showunmi. Matthew Taylor takes the free kick.

43:06

Effort from outside the penalty area by Rhoys Wiggins goes wide left of the target.

41:00

Bradley Wright-Phillips gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ash Taylor. Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.

38:15

Centre by Jose Baxter, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Enoch Showunmi goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

36:28

Corner taken right-footed by Dale Stephens to the near post, clearance by Joss Labadie.

36:04

Corner taken left-footed by Johnnie Jackson from the right by-line, clearance by David Buchanan.

35:51

The ball is crossed by Rhoys Wiggins, David Buchanan makes a clearance.

32:04

Assist by Jose Baxter.

32:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam McGurk - Charlton 0 - 1 Tranmere Adam McGurk scores a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Charlton 0-1 Tranmere.

29:55

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joss Labadie, Ian Goodison has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

29:41

The ball is sent over by David Raven, clearance made by Matthew Taylor.

29:15

Effort on goal by Enoch Showunmi from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

27:50

Foul by Matthew Taylor on Joss Labadie, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

27:16

Joss Labadie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yann Kermorgant. Michael Morrison takes the free kick.

26:40

The ball is crossed by Adam McGurk, Michael Morrison manages to make a clearance.

25:30

The assistant referee signals for offside against Adam McGurk. Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

25:05

Jose Baxter fouled by Dale Stephens, the ref awards a free kick. David Raven takes the indirect free kick.

24:51

Rhoys Wiggins crosses the ball, clearance made by Ian Goodison.

23:41

David Buchanan produces a cross, Robbie Weir takes a shot. Blocked by Johnnie Jackson.

23:12

The ball is sent over by David Raven, Danny Hollands makes a clearance.

22:32

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joss Labadie from the left by-line, Ben Hamer makes a clearance.

21:38

The ball is delivered by Johnnie Jackson, Robbie Weir fouled by Dale Stephens, the ref awards a free kick. Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.

19:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Weir on Bradley Wright-Phillips. Ben Hamer takes the free kick.

18:12

Outswinging corner taken by Joss Labadie.

17:40

Effort on goal by Jose Baxter from 20 yards. Save by Ben Hamer.

16:16

Unfair challenge on Matthew Taylor by Enoch Showunmi results in a free kick. Ben Hamer takes the indirect free kick.

10:27

Shot from long distance by Joss Labadie misses to the right of the target.

9:54

Jose Baxter takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Taylor.

8:17

David Buchanan delivers the ball, Ben Hamer makes a save.

5:08

Joss Labadie fouled by Danny Hollands, the ref awards a free kick. David Raven takes the free kick.

3:56

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Johnnie Jackson.

3:43

Danny Green delivers the ball, clearance made by David Buchanan.

1:55

Effort on goal by Joss Labadie from a long way out goes over the bar.

1:16

The ball is sent over by Adam McGurk, Rhoys Wiggins makes a clearance.

0:35

Shot from just outside the box by Lucas Akins goes over the bar.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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