Charlton went third after a 4-3 victory at Boundary Park against Oldham this afternoon with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Oldham were down to men on 54 minutes following a second yellow card.
'Who needs strikers?' Holmes opened the scoring for Charlton on 18 minutes, followed by Fosu on 21 minutes. Clarke scored on 62 minutes and Dodoo on 72 minutes. Dodoo is the 80th Charlton player to score on his debut and the 8th from the bench.
Kashi and Holmes were thought to be class acts today.
The sequence was 0-1, 0-2, 1-2 (penalty against Bauer) which was the half time score. Then 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 3-4.
A full report from the tireless Louis Mendez is here: Big win 'oop North
Discussing the match, Karl Robinson said he was proud of his players but: 'I don't think we were great. We were great in the first 35 minutes, but we came off it. We got sloppy.'; Gritty win
Football League Paper rankings
Compared with last week's stellar rankings against Northampton these suggest a less good performance, particularly for the defence: Amos, 5; Solly, 6; Bauer, 5; Pearce, 5; Jackson, 6; Kashi, 6; Forster-Caskey, 7; Fosu, 8; Clarke, 7; Holmes, 8; Ahearne-Grant, 8 (Dodoo, 50, 7).