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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 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 16 31
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Rochdale 18 27
8 Peterborough United 18 27
9 Oldham Athletic 18 27
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15

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