Simon Church struck early in the second half to send Charlton into the fifth round of the FA Cup at the expense of Championship rivals Huddersfield.

The former Reading striker, who had a spell on loan at Huddersfield last season, poked home after being put clear by Lawrie Wilson.

The home side had chances with Danny Ward shooting wide, while Sean Scannell shot at keeper Ben Alnwick.

But Charlton defended well to secure their passage to the next round.

This fixture marked the third time this season Huddersfield have hosted Charlton at the John Smith's Stadium, having beaten them 3-2 in the Capital One Cup and 2-1 in the Championship.

Church haunts Huddersfield

Simon Church played seven games for Huddersfield during a loan spell from former club Reading in 2012, scoring one goal

A third victory over the Addicks looked a distinct possibility in a first half the Terriers dominated, with Charlton lacking the quality needed in the final third to threaten the home side's defence.

Oliver Norwood headed narrowly over from Adam Hammill's floated cross before Oscar Gobern's volley flew over the bar.

But for all their possession, Huddersfield could not find a way past goalkeeper Alnwick and went into the break level.

Charlton emerged from the tunnel for the second half a much-improved side and within nine minutes of the restart they were ahead.

Wilson fed a pass to put Church through and the striker kept his composure to calmly nudge the ball past Huddersfield keeper Alex Smithies.

That prompted a barrage of Huddersfield attacks, with substitutes Scannell and Duane Holmes creating the main outlets for the home side's best moves.

Scannell clipped a pass to Norwood, who in turn found Ward but his shot was gathered by Alnwick at the near post.

Adam Clayton then sent Holmes through on goal with one minute remaining but the 19-year-old midfielder shot wide.

Huddersfield manager Mark Robins:

"It was a poor goal to concede and we have to hold our hands up.

"We are out of the competition because it was an error strewn game and we did not take our chances.

"The disappointment to me was that we stopped probing and passing and didn't have enough guile."

Charlton manager Chris Powell:

"We rode our luck at times and our keeper made a point blank save to keep us in it.

"We just kept chipping away and got our just rewards."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Huddersfield Town

  • 01 Smithies
  • 12 Hammill (Scannell - 35' )
  • 03 Dixon
  • 15 Wallace
  • 39 Gerrard Booked
  • 27 Smith
  • 10 Gobern (Holmes - 64' )
  • 08 Clayton
  • 09 Vaughan
  • 11 Ward
  • 04 Norwood

Substitutes

  • 02 Woods
  • 07 Scannell
  • 13 Bennett
  • 14 Stead
  • 30 Sinnott (Scannell - 55' )
  • 38 Holmes
  • 44 Bunn

Charlton Athletic

  • 12 Alnwick
  • 23 Wilson
  • 03 Evina (Lennon - 35' )
  • 08 Stephens Booked
  • 05 Morrison Booked
  • 06 Dervite
  • 42 Ajdarevic (Cousins - 69' )
  • 04 Jackson
  • 10 Sordell (Green - 69' )
  • 09 Church
  • 11 Harriott

Substitutes

  • 07 Green
  • 15 Wood
  • 17 Cook
  • 21 Thuram-Ulien
  • 24 Cousins
  • 31 Lennon
  • 35 Pigott
Ref: Stuart Attwell
Att: 10,120

Match Stats

Shots

14 6

On target

5 1

Corners

4 2

Fouls

9 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Charlton Athletic 1.

90:00 +4:25 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Charlton Athletic 1.

90:00 +4:03

Foul by Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town).

90:00 +4:03

Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +1:23

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Callum Harriott.

87:16

Attempt missed. Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

84:12

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Dorian Dervite.

82:04

Foul by Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town).

82:04

Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:09

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by James Vaughan.

75:40

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

73:43

Attempt missed. Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

68:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jordan Cousins replaces Astrit Ajdarevic.

68:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Danny Green replaces Marvin Sordell.

63:37

Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:37

Foul by Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic).

63:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Duane Holmes replaces Oscar Gobern.

62:49

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Ben Alnwick.

62:32

Attempt saved. Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

61:48

Attempt missed. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

60:00

Attempt missed. Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

54:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Sean Scannell replaces Jordan Sinnott.

53:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Huddersfield Town 0, Charlton Athletic 1. Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lawrie Wilson.

51:53

James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

51:53

Foul by Harry Lennon (Charlton Athletic).

49:41

Attempt saved. Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

47:04

Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:04

Foul by Simon Church (Charlton Athletic).

45:00

Second Half begins Huddersfield Town 0, Charlton Athletic 0.

45:00 +4:27 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Charlton Athletic 0.

45:00 +3:38

Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

45:00 +3:38

Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +3:12

Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +3:12

Foul by Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic).

45:00 +2:21

Attempt missed. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

45:00 +0:01

James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:01

Foul by Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic).

43:32

Foul by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town).

43:32

Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:06

Hand ball by Jordan Sinnott (Huddersfield Town).

41:23

Attempt missed. Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

40:29

Foul by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town).

40:29

Dorian Dervite (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

34:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Harry Lennon replaces Cedric Evina because of an injury.

34:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Jordan Sinnott replaces Adam Hammill because of an injury.

33:15

Attempt saved. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

31:34

Attempt blocked. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

30:05 Booking

Booking Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

30:03 Booking

Booking Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

28:44 Booking

Booking Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

28:39

Foul by Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic).

28:39

Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:57

Foul by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town).

26:57

Cedric Evina (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:20

Foul by Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic).

25:20

Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:59

Attempt saved. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

23:54

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

23:31

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Cedric Evina.

21:33

Attempt missed. Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

21:01

Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:01

Foul by Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield Town).

20:31

Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) header from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

20:14

Attempt blocked. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

16:49

Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

16:13

Foul by Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic).

16:13

Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:51

Attempt missed. Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

6:46

Attempt saved. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

5:57

Attempt blocked. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

1:25

Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

1:25

Cedric Evina (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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