Charlton went down 1-0 at Fleetwood Town this afternoon with their lack of firepower evident. Patrick Bauer was sent off for a second yellow. Charlton are now 5th in the table, although they are five points ahead of Peterborough who lost at home.
The first half was relatively uneventful. Reeves fluffed an early chance from a corner and a Curwen cross was headed off the line as was the Williams follow up. Louis Mendez commented that the midfield was decent, but there was nothing ahead of them.
Dillon Phillips was called into action several times after the break and acquitted himself well. He first had to dive to his left on 47 minutes to deal with a free kick given away by Bielik.
Parker came on after 54 minutes replacing Lapslie. The Addicks switched to a 4-4-2 with a diamond.
The home side made a double substitution on 61 minutes. A minute later Phillips had to save from Evans who pounced on a poor pass by Bielik. Two minutes later he punched away a corner and then had to claim another one.
Evans scored Fleetwood's goal from inside the area on 68 minutes.
Parker put the ball across the face of goal, but no one could connect. Reeves and Hackett-Fairchild were replaced by Fosu and Vetokele. Bielik and Sarr got a yellow card. After a mix up between Solly and Phillips, Evans missed an open goal. Bauer was sent off on 87 minutes.
As usual with Charlton matches, seven minutes were added on, but the Addicks were unable to make use of it.
The report from Louis Mendez is here: Defeat on the Fylde Coast