Charlton secured an unexpected 2-1 win at Bolton Wanderers this afternoon and moved back to 11th place in League One. This was an especially good performance with ten men for 80 minutes, Page having been sent off on 11 minutes after taking out the last man, and Magennis missing.
Bolton opened the scoring on 13 minutes from a free kick, then Bauer responded on 23 minutes, taking advantage of a free kick from debutante Jake Forster-Caskey to head the ball into the net. Next Chris Solly saw his own block deflected off the post, before Rudd has to be swift off his line to deny Clough.
Forster-Caskey was also the provider through a free kick for a time added on goal by Byrne.
Bolton tried to get back in the game in the second half, but the Addicks stood firm.
The Football League Paper said this morning, 'It was the Addicks who summoned the mix of fight and quality we associate with promotion chasers. And with new signings Nathan Byrne and Jake Forster-Caskey making an immediate impact on this evidence Addicks fans have every reason to hope January can be a turning point for their team.'
Football League Paper player ratings
Rudd, 7; Solly, 6; Bauer, 7; Konsa, 7; Page, 5; Crofts, 6; Forster-Caskey, 8; Byrne, 7 (Holmes, 81, 6); Aribo, 6 (Jackson, 89); Chicksen, 7; Watt, 7 (Novak, 62, 6).