It wasn't polished or pretty, but Charlton secured three points tonight with a 1-0 victory at Wigan. As Curbs said afterwards, 'They dug in. It was an all round effort.'
Chuks Aneke secured the points with a first half goal in which he shrugged off two Wigan central defenders pursuing him. Washington was the provider. He then should have had a penalty when he was rugby tackled, but the referee ruled that he had lost his balance.
Wigan upped the tempo in the second half and applied pressure to Charlton, but a lot of their efforts were wild and Ben Amos was only really called into action a couple of times.
Millar came closest to scoring in the second half when his effort was cleared off the line.
On the downside, as Steve Brown noted, too often a Charlton attack was turned into defence ten seconds later. More quality was need in finishing.
It was good to see Jake Forster-Caskey back and he led Charlton with 46 passes, four tackles and seven crosses.
The Charlton clean sheet owed a lot to Jason Pearce, who made one crucial defensive header and Akin Famewo.
Curbs praised Ben Watson's work in the middle of the park where he operated as a defensive midfielder.
Charlton are now 9th, ahead of Gobby's Oxford United whom they play on Saturday.
Desmond from Deal said: 'I was hoping to see Bowyer go tonight, but he has got another of his ugly 1-0 away wins.'