Charlton boosted their Championship survival hopes with victory over relegation rivals Yeovil at The Valley.

Astrit Ajdarevic fired in an early opener from outside the penalty area for Jose Riga's side but Joel Grant equalised quickly for the visitors.

Dorian Dervite headed Charlton back in front and Marvin Sordell added a third.

Kieffer Moore pulled one back for Yeovil, who remain bottom - while victory keeps the Addicks two points clear of the relegation zone.

Former Sweden Under-21 international Ajdarevic, on loan from Standard Liege, struck first when he collected a loose ball on the halfway line, beat one Yeovil challenge and fired past keeper Chris Dunn into the bottom corner.

Yeovil were level within two minutes, as James Hayter found Grant, whose shot was deflected in off defender Richard Wood.

Three and in

  • Charlton scored three goals in a league match for only the second time all season
  • The last time they did it was on Boxing Day, when they beat Brighton 3-2 at The Valley

Hayter then scuffed a chance from eight yards out, before Charlton's Iranian forward Reza Ghoochannejhad missed a good chance from close range.

Joe Ralls had two chances in as many minutes for Yeovil, fizzing a shot just over from 20 yards and forcing keeper Ben Hamer to stop his left-footed drive, before Tom Lawrence hit the bar direct from a corner.

At the other end Dunn made a superb save to tip a Sordell shot around the post before half-time but was helpless when defender Dervite powered home a 48th-minute header from Johnnie Jackson's corner.

Sordell then added a third, tapping in after Dunn failed to hold Ghoochannejhad's right-wing cross.

And although substitute Moore ensured a tense finish when he slotted into an empty net following a defensive mix-up, Charlton saw out the game to ensure victory.

Charlton Athletic head coach Jose Riga:

"The result was the most important thing. The players showed they are not just strong technically and physically, but mentally as well.

"Now the other teams above us are concerned. Teams such as Birmingham and Blackpool are now in it and we still have two games in hand."

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson:

"The fat lady is not quite singing yet, but it's a poor result as far as our season is concerned because this was going to be a key game.

"I'm disappointed that we lost concentration at the start of both halves. We had some good chances, but so did they."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Charlton Athletic

  • 01 Hamer
  • 05 Morrison
  • 16 Wiggins
  • 39 Poyet
  • 15 Wood
  • 06 Dervite
  • 08 Ghoochanneijhad (Harriott - 80' )
  • 24 Cousins
  • 10 Sordell (Cort - 89' )
  • 04 Jackson
  • 42 Ajdarevic (Obika - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Hughes
  • 11 Harriott
  • 12 Obika
  • 21 Thuram-Ulien
  • 28 Cort
  • 35 Pigott
  • 36 Fox

Yeovil Town

  • 24 Dunn
  • 02 Ayling
  • 03 McAllister
  • 04 Edwards
  • 05 Webster Booked
  • 15 Duffy
  • 23 Grant (Moore - 62' )
  • 19 Ralls Booked (Palazuelos - 81' Booked )
  • 11 Lawrence
  • 09 Hayter
  • 21 Davis

Substitutes

  • 01 Stech
  • 07 Dawson
  • 08 Palazuelos
  • 13 Moore
  • 14 Hoskins
  • 18 Lanzoni
  • 26 Ofori-Twumasi
Ref: Graham Scott
Att: 15,430

Match Stats

Shots

14 16

On target

7 4

Corners

3 4

Fouls

7 18

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Charlton Athletic 3, Yeovil Town 2.

90:00 +5:32 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 3, Yeovil Town 2.

90:00 +5:29 Booking

Booking Ruben Palazuelos (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +4:21

Attempt missed. Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.

90:00 +3:25

Attempt blocked. Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +1:25

Offside, Yeovil Town. Kieffer Moore tries a through ball, but Shane Duffy is caught offside.

88:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Leon Cort replaces Marvin Sordell.

87:42

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

87:42

Foul by Byron Webster (Yeovil Town).

86:59

Attempt blocked. Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

86:20

Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:20

Foul by Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town).

85:51

Attempt missed. Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Edwards with a cross.

85:01

Attempt saved. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dorian Dervite.

82:51

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

82:13

Delay in match Jonathan Obika (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

80:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Ruben Palazuelos replaces Joe Ralls.

79:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Callum Harriott replaces Reza Ghoochanneijhad.

78:29 Booking

Booking Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

78:14

Jonathan Obika (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:14

Foul by Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town).

76:47

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Michael Morrison.

76:37

Attempt blocked. Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieffer Moore.

75:57

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

75:57

Foul by James Hayter (Yeovil Town).

74:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jonathan Obika replaces Astrit Ajdarevic.

73:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Charlton Athletic 3, Yeovil Town 2. Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Hayter.

72:00

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

69:59

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

68:39

Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

68:39

Foul by Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town).

67:26

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

67:26

Foul by Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town).

66:38

Hand ball by Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town).

64:58

Hand ball by Liam Davis (Yeovil Town).

61:44

Offside, Yeovil Town. Joe Ralls tries a through ball, but Shane Duffy is caught offside.

61:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Kieffer Moore replaces Joel Grant.

61:06

Foul by Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic).

61:06

Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

60:05

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

60:05

Foul by Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town).

58:27

Foul by Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic).

58:27

Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:54

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

55:54

Foul by Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town).

55:22 Booking

Booking Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

55:13

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

55:13

Foul by Byron Webster (Yeovil Town).

54:08

Attempt blocked. Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Ralls.

51:04

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Diego Poyet.

51:03

Attempt blocked. Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

51:01

Attempt blocked. Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

49:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Charlton Athletic 3, Yeovil Town 1. Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

48:20

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

48:20

Foul by Liam Davis (Yeovil Town).

47:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Charlton Athletic 2, Yeovil Town 1. Dorian Dervite (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Johnnie Jackson with a cross following a corner.

46:45

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Joel Grant.

45:20

Attempt missed. Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

45:00

Second Half begins Charlton Athletic 1, Yeovil Town 1.

45:00 +1:24 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Yeovil Town 1.

45:00 +0:13

Attempt blocked. Richard Wood (Charlton Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Johnnie Jackson with a cross.

44:14

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Byron Webster.

44:11

Attempt blocked. Richard Wood (Charlton Athletic) header from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Johnnie Jackson with a cross.

43:34

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Chris Dunn.

43:31

Attempt saved. Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Diego Poyet.

42:54

Attempt missed. Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Rhoys Wiggins.

41:22

Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

41:22

Foul by Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town).

38:20

Offside, Yeovil Town. Luke Ayling tries a through ball, but Liam Davis is caught offside.

33:35

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Jordan Cousins.

29:08

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

29:08

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

26:02

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Ben Hamer.

25:58

Attempt saved. Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.

24:55

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

24:55

Foul by James Hayter (Yeovil Town).

23:59

Attempt missed. Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.

23:53

Attempt blocked. Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

22:33

Foul by Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic).

22:33

Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:36

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

20:36

Foul by James Hayter (Yeovil Town).

20:05

Attempt missed. Dorian Dervite (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Michael Morrison.

17:31

Foul by Dorian Dervite (Charlton Athletic).

17:31

James Hayter (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:20

Attempt saved. Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rhoys Wiggins.

14:19

Foul by Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic).

14:19

Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:46

Attempt saved. James Hayter (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

10:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Charlton Athletic 1, Yeovil Town 1. Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by James Hayter.

8:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Charlton Athletic 1, Yeovil Town 0. Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Morrison with a headed pass.

7:32

Offside, Yeovil Town. Liam Davis tries a through ball, but James Hayter is caught offside.

6:43

Attempt missed. Dorian Dervite (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Johnnie Jackson following a set piece situation.

5:53

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

5:53

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

4:11

Foul by Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic).

4:11

Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:50

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

2:50

Foul by Byron Webster (Yeovil Town).

1:39

Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Joel Grant.

0:29

Hand ball by Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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