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The Valley (ATT 15,038) 8th October 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Drysdale

Charlton Charlton Athletic vs Tranmere Rovers Tranmere

Charlton 1

J Jackson (pen 80)

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Tranmere 1

A McGurk (33)

Rovers denied by Jackson

Last Updated: 08/10/11 6:49pm

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Jackson: Struck from penalty spot

Jackson: Struck from penalty spot

Johnnie Jackson's penalty ensured League Two leaders Charlton Athletic claimed a 1-1 draw against Tranmere at the Valley.

The visitors began brightly with Lucas Akins and Joss Labadie both trying their luck with long range shots in the opening minutes.

Addicks defender Matt Taylor made a vital headed interception to prevent Enoch Showunmi meeting Dave Raven's cross and Rovers went even closer from the corner when Ian Goodison headed over.

However, Tranmere didn't have long to wait to get their noses in front as Adam McGurk's 33rd-minute 20-yard strike took a deflection off Chris Solly and flew beyond the reach of Charlton goalkeeper Ben Hamer.

The home side were almost level six minutes into the second half in bizarre circumstances when the ball was placed inches wide of his own post by Tranmere captain Ash Taylor. But Charlton were awarded a penalty in the 77th minute when Yann Kermorgant was bundled over by Goodison in the area from Jackson's corner.

There were several protests from the Tranmere players while Jackson waited to take the spot kick but the Charlton skipper kept his composure and made no mistake from 12 yards to maintain the leaders' unbeaten record.

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2 Swindon Town 20 41
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6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
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16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16