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The Valley (ATT 13,253) 25th April 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: P Miller

Charlton Charlton Athletic vs Rochdale Rochdale

Charlton 3

T Racon (31)
D Parrett (52)
N Eccleston (76)

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Rochdale 1

M Holness (51)

Rochdale suffer play-off blow

Last Updated: 25/04/11 7:19pm

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Parrett: Keeping Jason Kennedy at bay

Parrett: Keeping Jason Kennedy at bay

Rochdale's play-off hopes suffered a blow after they were comfortably beaten 3-1 by Charlton at The Valley on Monday.

Charlton enjoyed a bright start, but had to wait until the 31st minute to make the breakthrough. Bradley Wright-Phillips played in Therry Racon and the Addicks midfielder drilled a low shot beyond the reach of Rochdale goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams from 20 yards.

Charlton were unfortunate not to double the lead just before the break when Wright-Phillips again turned provider, finding Nathan Eccleston just inside the area. The on-loan Liverpool player did well to create space for himself before firing in a shot that Fon Williams pushed wide.

Rochdale drew level in the 51st minute after Marcus Holness headed home at the second attempt from Brian Barry-Murphy's corner having seen his initial effort saved by Addicks goalkeeper John Sullivan.

But Charlton were back in front within 60 seconds as Dean Parrett fired a shot into the bottom left corner from 25 yards.

The outcome was put beyond doubt when Paul Benson's 76th-minute cross was headed home by Eccleston to wrap up only Charlton's second win in 17 league games.

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