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The Valley (ATT 17,322) 30th March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Kettle

Charlton Charlton Athletic vs Bolton Wanderers Bolton

Charlton 3

J Jackson (25)
D Dervite (60)
Y Kermorgant (pen 63)

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Bolton 2

M Sordell (4)
Medo (20)
S Ricketts (S/O 58)
C Davies (S/O 90+8)

Charlton came from two goals down to win 3-2 and dent Bolton's play-off hopes

Last Updated: 02/04/13 3:36pm

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Sam Ricketts' sending-off proved pivotal

Sam Ricketts' sending-off proved pivotal

Charlton Athletic came from two goals down to beat Bolton 3-2 at The Valley in Saturday afternoon's Championship clash.

The Addicks were staring at a fourth straight Valley defeat, and 10th of the season, after Wanderers raced into a two-goal lead through Marvin Sordell and Medo Kamara.

But skipper Johnnie Jackson pulled one back before half-time and Bolton fell to pieces in the second half when Sam Ricketts was sent off.

Dorian Dervite immediately dragged Charlton level and Yann Kermorgant struck the winner from the penalty spot to complete an unlikely comeback, while Bolton finished with nine men after a late red card for Craig Davies.

Charlton were missing two of their senior defenders, Leon Cort and Matt Taylor, through injury and illness and their patched-up back four were under the cosh from kick-off.

Chung-Yong Lee had already shot over and David Ngog forced a save from Ben Hamer before Bolton took a fourth-minute lead. Sordell collected Ngog's pass and turned makeshift centre-half Dervite inside out before tucking the ball past Hamer.

Bolton doubled their advantage in the 20th minute when Ngog found Medo 25 yards out and the Sierra Leone midfielder beat Hamer with a swerving drive which went in off the post. However, five minutes later Charlton grabbed a lifeline when Bolton cleared a corner only as far as Jackson on the edge of the area.

The midfielder took the ball past two defenders before rifling it low into the net.

At the start of the second half the game swung Charlton's way when Ricketts was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Fuller.

Bolton were hit with a double punishment as, from the free-kick, Kermorgant's curler came back off the post and Dorvite reacted first to lash in his first goal for the club.

And three minutes later they were ahead. Fuller burst into the area and was brought down by Darren Pratley, with Kermorgant stepping up to take the penalty. Kermorgant wisely opted for power and blasted his shot wide of Lonergan.

Charlton had to endure seven minutes of stoppage time but Bolton substitute Davies used up most of it by earning himself two yellow cards to complete Bolton's second-half meltdown.

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1 Middlesbrough 35 66
2 Derby County 35 65
3 Watford 35 65
4 Bournemouth 35 63
5 Norwich City 34 62
6 Brentford 35 61
7 Ipswich Town 34 60
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 35 57
9 Nottingham Forest 35 50
10 Sheffield Wednesday 34 46
11 Blackburn Rovers 34 45
12 Charlton Athletic 35 45
13 Cardiff City 35 44
14 Birmingham City 34 42
15 Huddersfield Town 35 42
16 Leeds United 34 41
17 Bolton Wanderers 35 41
18 Reading 35 41
19 Brighton and Hove Albion 35 40
20 Fulham 35 39
21 Rotherham United 35 37
22 Millwall 35 31
23 Wigan Athletic 34 28
24 Blackpool 34 22