Nottingham Forest's wretched run of form continued as Charlton earned three precious points through Jordan Cousins' late strike at the City Ground.

Forest, who sacked manager Billy Davies on Monday, were jeered off and are now without a win in nine games.

Marvin Sordell hit the post for the visitors after 20 minutes and Forest only began to apply pressure late on.

Cousins earned the Addicks a deserved win, slotting in after Jonathan Obika's shot hit the post in the 80th minute.

Long time coming

  • Forest's last win was 3-0 away to Huddersfield on 11 February. At the time they were within five points of an automatic promotion place.

The victory opens up a gap of three points between the Londoners and Yeovil in the final relegation position directly below them.

Academy manager Gary Brazil took charge of Forest after Neil Warnock passed up the chance to succeed Davies on Monday.

His side initially started well with Jamie Mackie heading narrowly wide after inventive work from Danny Fox, but the hosts were easily contained from then on.

Forest roused themselves after falling behind, but left themselves too little time to mount a comeback.

Jamie Paterson sent a free-kick over the top before Danny Collins's header went the same way as their side remained two points off the play-off places.

Nottingham Forest caretaker boss Gary Brazil on his chances of succeeding Davies:

"I don't think that's a thought in any shape or form.

"It's an awkward situation, but we have got to batten down the hatches and work hard.

"It's no good feeling sorry for ourselves, that will get us nowhere. We have got to dig in and crack on."

Charlton boss Jose Riga:

"Organisation was key and we had that and some quality.

"In our situation we have to take our chances when we get them and at last we scored. We are all in this together and this was one good step in the right direction."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Nottingham Forest

  • 01 Darlow
  • 15 Halford
  • 13 Fox
  • 18 Jara Booked
  • 16 Lascelles Booked
  • 05 Collins
  • 12 Mackie
  • 14 Greening
  • 09 Henderson (Djebbour - 67' )
  • 31 Cox (Paterson - 52' )
  • 39 Abdoun (Derbyshire - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Harding
  • 19 Djebbour
  • 21 Paterson
  • 26 Evtimov
  • 27 Derbyshire
  • 28 Majewski
  • 32 Gomis

Charlton Athletic

  • 01 Hamer
  • 23 Wilson
  • 16 Wiggins
  • 39 Poyet
  • 05 Morrison
  • 06 Dervite (Wood - 45' )
  • 08 Ghoochanneijhad
  • 24 Cousins
  • 10 Sordell (Obika - 60' )
  • 42 Ajdarevic (Fox - 90' )
  • 04 Jackson

Substitutes

  • 07 Green
  • 12 Obika
  • 15 Wood
  • 21 Thuram-Ulien
  • 25 Nego
  • 35 Pigott
  • 36 Fox
Ref: Andy Haines
Att: 17,951

Match Stats

Shots

17 12

On target

2 1

Corners

6 1

Fouls

15 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Charlton Athletic 1.

90:00 +4:23 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Charlton Athletic 1.

90:00 +3:30

Attempt missed. Rafik Djebbour (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matt Derbyshire with a headed pass.

90:00 +2:47

Attempt missed. Danny Collins (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Daniel Fox with a cross following a set piece situation.

90:00 +2:20

Rafik Djebbour (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +2:20

Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).

90:00 +1:45 Booking

Booking Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +1:25

Foul by Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest).

90:00 +1:25

Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Morgan Fox replaces Astrit Ajdarevic.

89:16

Attempt missed. Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

88:19

Rafik Djebbour (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:19

Foul by Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic).

87:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Matt Derbyshire replaces Djamel Abdoun.

86:33

Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:33

Foul by Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic).

83:09

Attempt missed. Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jordan Cousins.

80:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Nottingham Forest 0, Charlton Athletic 1. Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

80:28

Jonathan Obika (Charlton Athletic) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Astrit Ajdarevic.

77:35

Foul by Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest).

77:35

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

76:50

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Diego Poyet tries a through ball, but Astrit Ajdarevic is caught offside.

75:36

Foul by Rafik Djebbour (Nottingham Forest).

75:36

Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:14

Attempt saved. Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniel Fox with a cross.

74:43

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

72:35

Attempt missed. Rafik Djebbour (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Greg Halford with a cross.

71:54

Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

71:54

Foul by Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic).

69:38

Attempt missed. Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

68:37

Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:37

Foul by Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic).

67:18

Attempt missed. Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Johnnie Jackson with a headed pass.

66:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Rafik Djebbour replaces Darius Henderson.

66:22

Attempt missed. Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.

63:23

Attempt missed. Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lawrie Wilson with a cross.

59:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jonathan Obika replaces Marvin Sordell.

56:08

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

55:27

Delay in match Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

54:27

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Ben Hamer.

54:21

Attempt missed. Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.

51:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Jamie Paterson replaces Simon Cox.

50:55

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Richard Wood.

50:03

Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

50:03

Foul by Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic).

48:54

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Jordan Cousins tries a through ball, but Reza Ghoochanneijhad is caught offside.

46:48

Foul by Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest).

46:48

Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:26

Foul by Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest).

45:26

Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Nottingham Forest 0, Charlton Athletic 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Richard Wood replaces Dorian Dervite.

45:00 +2:41 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Charlton Athletic 0.

45:00 +2:06

Attempt missed. Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Daniel Fox with a cross following a corner.

45:00 +1:31

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Ben Hamer.

45:00 +1:29

Attempt saved. Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

45:00 +1:27

Attempt blocked. Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

45:00 +1:23

Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

45:00 +0:46

Attempt missed. Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

45:00 +0:12

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

44:25 Booking

Booking Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

44:13

Delay in match Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

44:02

Foul by Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest).

44:02

Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:28

Attempt missed. Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

42:08

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

41:43

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

41:41

Attempt blocked. Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Darius Henderson.

40:27

Attempt blocked. Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from long range on the right is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Cousins.

36:00

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Daniel Fox.

35:53

Attempt blocked. Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Cousins.

34:29

Foul by Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest).

34:29

Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:32

Jonathan Greening (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

33:32

Foul by Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic).

31:29

Attempt blocked. Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from long range on the right is blocked.

29:58

Foul by Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest).

29:58

Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

25:24

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Darius Henderson tries a through ball, but Simon Cox is caught offside.

24:35

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Dorian Dervite tries a through ball, but Marvin Sordell is caught offside.

23:18

Foul by Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest).

23:18

Dorian Dervite (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:25

Danny Collins (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:25

Foul by Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic).

20:57

Foul by Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest).

20:57

Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:26

Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Jordan Cousins.

18:49

Foul by Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest).

18:49

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

18:37

Foul by Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest).

18:37

Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:29

Foul by Jonathan Greening (Nottingham Forest).

17:29

Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:09

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

15:35

Delay in match Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

14:46

Attempt missed. Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gonzalo Jara with a through ball.

11:52

Foul by Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic).

11:52

Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

10:52

Attempt blocked. Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Astrit Ajdarevic.

5:20

Attempt missed. Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Fox with a cross.

4:33

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

3:36

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Johnnie Jackson tries a through ball, but Astrit Ajdarevic is caught offside.

3:00

Dorian Dervite (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:00

Foul by Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest).

1:01

Dorian Dervite (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:01

Foul by Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest).

0:32

Attempt missed. Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lawrie Wilson.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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