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The Valley (ATT 17,445) 5th December 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D McDermidd

Charlton Charlton Athletic vs Southend United Southend

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D Burton (25)

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Burton bags winner for Addicks

Charlton close gap on leaders Leeds

Last Updated: 05/12/09 6:41pm

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Burton: Match-winner

Burton: Match-winner

Deon Burton netted his 10th goal of the season to secure Charlton a nervy 1-0 victory against Southend at the Valley.

Burton grabbed the only goal of the game when he headed home Lloyd Sam's cross after 25 minutes.

The result continued the Shrimpers losing streak but helped the home side close the gap on league leaders Leeds to four points, after they drew 2-2 with Huddersfield earlier in the day.

But, despite the win, the Addicks created very little of note after that and were left hanging on after the visitors upped their game after the break.

Simon Francis and James Walker came close to grabbing the elusive equaliser for Southend, but they found their shots blocked by last ditch challenges from Christian Dailly and Matthew Spring, respectively.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 44 93
2 Preston North End 43 83
3 Milton Keynes Dons 43 82
4 Swindon Town 42 76
5 Sheffield United 44 69
6 Chesterfield 44 68
7 Rochdale 43 60
8 Fleetwood Town 44 60
9 Gillingham 44 59
10 Barnsley 44 59
11 Peterborough United 44 59
12 Bradford City 43 58
13 Doncaster Rovers 43 58
14 Oldham Athletic 44 56
15 Walsall 43 55
16 Coventry City 44 52
17 Scunthorpe United 43 52
18 Port Vale 44 51
19 Crawley Town 44 50
20 Crewe Alexandra 44 49
21 Leyton Orient 43 47
22 Notts County 43 47
23 Colchester United 43 45
24 Yeovil Town 44 40

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