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Charlton Athletic 1-1 Southend United

Ben Reeves' second-half equaliser rescued a point for Charlton Athletic at home to 10-man Southend United.

The Shrimpers led courtesy of Stephen Humphrys' deflected 22nd-minute shot but were a man down five minutes later as Dru Yearwood was given his marching orders.

Reeves finally made them pay just before the hour with a headed equaliser but the promotion-chasers were forced to settle for a share of the spoils by the resilient visitors.

Mark Marshall's angled drive drew a fine save from visiting keeper Nathan Bishop and Tariq Fosu blazed over after meeting Chris Solly's cross as the Addicks began brightly.

Michael Kightly saw a long-range effort go just over for the visitors and it was they who broke the deadlock midway through the first half.

Humphrys unleashed a 25-yard shot which took a wicked deflection off Naby Sarr before flying past Dillon Phillips.

Southend were reduced to 10 men five minutes later when Yearwood went in late on Jonny Williams, prompting referee Simon Hooper to brandish a straight red card.

Sarr almost made amends for his error with an attempt from outside the box that flew inches over, while Krystian Bielik sent a looping header behind shortly before the break.

Reeves saw an early second-half shot go over the bar, while at the other end Sam Mantom fired just off target in a dangerous Southend counter attack.

The hosts finally made their numerical advantage count just before the hour when Marshall's delivery picked out Reeves, whose glancing header went in via the far post.

Bishop did well to tip behind Bielik's effort and came to the rescue again moments later by thwarting substitute Josh Parker from the resulting corner.

Southend almost restored their lead in the 87th minute when substitute Michael Klass dragged an angled shot agonisingly wide.

Klass forced another stop from Phillips as the Essex side went in search of an unlikely winner.

But it was Charlton who almost sealed the three points in stoppage time as Reeco Hackett-Fairchild placed a header wide.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Phillips
  • 20SollyBooked at 90mins
  • 4BielikBooked at 82mins
  • 23Sarr
  • 16PurringtonSubstituted forParkerat 45'minutes
  • 24CullenBooked at 53mins
  • 7MarshallSubstituted forLapslieat 90'minutes
  • 12ReevesBooked at 41minsSubstituted forHackett-Fairchildat 81'minutes
  • 21Williams
  • 11Fosu-Henry
  • 14Vetokele

Substitutes

  • 2Dijksteel
  • 10Parker
  • 15Pratley
  • 22Maxwell
  • 32Lapslie
  • 37Hackett-Fairchild
  • 43Stevenson

Southend

  • 13Bishop
  • 2Bwomono
  • 48White
  • 23Moore
  • 42HartSubstituted forTurnerat 70'minutes
  • 16YearwoodBooked at 27mins
  • 7KightlyBooked at 43minsSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 63'minutes
  • 18Mantom
  • 8DiengBooked at 32mins
  • 10Cox
  • 39HumphrysSubstituted forKlassat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Turner
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 20Klass
  • 22Smith
  • 26Lennon
  • 34Kelman
  • 36Hutchinson
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
12,389

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home21
Away12
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Southend United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Southend United 1.

Foul by Josh Parker (Charlton Athletic).

Michael Turner (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Reeco Hackett-Fairchild (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Dillon Phillips.

Attempt saved. Michael Klass (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. George Lapslie replaces Mark Marshall.

Foul by Krystian Bielik (Charlton Athletic).

Simon Cox (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Michael Turner (Southend United) right footed shot from very close range misses to the left.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Krystian Bielik.

Attempt missed. Michael Klass (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Naby Sarr (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Michael Klass replaces Stephen Humphrys.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Williams (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Krystian Bielik (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Krystian Bielik (Charlton Athletic).

Timothee Dieng (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Reeco Hackett-Fairchild replaces Ben Reeves.

Delay in match Nathan Bishop (Southend United) because of an injury.

Foul by Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic).

(Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Michael Turner.

Foul by Naby Sarr (Charlton Athletic).

John White (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Stephen McLaughlin.

Attempt missed. Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Elvis Bwomono.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Simon Cox.

Attempt blocked. Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Michael Turner replaces Sam Hart because of an injury.

Delay in match Sam Hart (Southend United) because of an injury.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Stephen McLaughlin.

Attempt blocked. Ben Reeves (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Sam Hart.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton32208464273768
2Barnsley31188557273062
3Portsmouth31178651321959
4Sunderland291512250272357
5Charlton32167948331555
6Doncaster30148855391650
7Peterborough32131095044649
8Blackpool30121083327646
9Fleetwood32129114334945
10Wycombe321110114145-443
11Coventry32127133337-443
12Burton31118124139241
13Scunthorpe32117144056-1640
14Southend31123164038239
15Plymouth32107154053-1337
16Accrington2999112738-1136
17Walsall3198143449-1535
18Rochdale3297163863-2534
19Bristol Rovers3189143034-433
20Oxford Utd31712123847-933
21Gillingham3196164153-1233
22Shrewsbury31711133343-1032
23Bradford3295183652-1632
24Wimbledon3165202248-2623
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