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Huish Park (ATT 6,053) 7th December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Yeovil Yeovil Town vs Charlton Athletic Charlton

Yeovil 2

M Morrison (og 72)
I Miller (pen 76)

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Charlton 2

C Stewart (37)
J Jackson (45, S/O 78)

Sky Bet Championship: Yeovil pull off second-half fightback to grab 2-2 draw with Charlton

Last Updated: 07/12/13 5:30pm

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Ishmael Miller: Grabbed late draw for home side

Ishmael Miller: Grabbed late draw for home side

Yeovil pulled off a superb second-half comeback to secure a spirited 2-2 draw with 10-man Charlton in the Sky Bet Championship.

First-half goals from Cameron Stewart and Johnnie Jackson had looked to hand the Addicks their third away win of the season, but a Michael Morrison own goal and an Ishmael Miller penalty earned the hosts an unlikely point.

It might have been even better for Yeovil as Charlton were left to play out the final 12 minutes with a man less following Jackson's sending-off, but they could not find a winner.

The sides came into the game as the league's joint lowest scorers with 14 goals each, and the game threatened to descend into a drab stalemate after a quiet opening half-hour.

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson named an unchanged side as he searched for a third successive win, and the Glovers started the match in the ascendancy.

Midfield talisman Ed Upson came close to notching a memorable opener when his dipping 25- yard volley soared narrowly over Ben Alnwick's crossbar.

But the Addicks, who had lost four of their last five and were without a goal in 380 minutes of football, began to dictate play as the half progressed with returning skipper Jackson at the heart of his side's attacking play.

Winger Stewart also enjoyed a dazzling first half at Huish Park, and the Glovers were warned of the Hull City youngster's prowess shortly after the half-hour mark as he cut inside from the left flank and saw his stinging drive brilliantly saved by Yeovil goalkeeper Chris Dunn.

However Stewart, who spent two months at Yeovil under Terry Skiverton in 2010, made the home side pay for some slack defending moments later. Picking the ball up midway in the Glovers' half, he skipped past two defenders before rifling a low shot into the bottom corner from 20 yards.

Yeovil's misery was compounded just before the break when Stewart evaded defender Luke Ayling, before producing a pinpoint cross to the back post to Jackson, who nodded home from close range.

Johnson made a double substitution at half-time to galvanise his side, but Chris Powell's outfit continued to impress with midfielder Jordan Cousins seeing his shot fizz wide.

An injury to Liam Davis early in the second period did little to aid the Glovers cause, and they had goalkeeper Dunn to thank on the hour-mark after he produced another stunning save to keep out Simon Church's overhead kick.

The Glovers hit back with 18 minutes remaining after Joel Grant's cross fortuitously cannoned off defender Morrison and into the net.

Four minutes later on-loan striker Miller drew his side level after coolly converting from the spot after Grant was tripped by Andy Hughes.

The Addicks' torrid second half worsened moments later when Jackson was given a straight red card for a late tackle - but the visitors held on to earn a point.

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2 Derby County 27 51
3 Middlesbrough 27 50
4 Ipswich Town 27 50
5 Brentford 27 49
6 Watford 27 47
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 44
8 Norwich City 27 43
9 Sheffield Wednesday 27 38
10 Blackburn Rovers 27 36
11 Birmingham City 27 36
12 Nottingham Forest 27 34
13 Cardiff City 27 34
14 Fulham 27 34
15 Huddersfield Town 27 34
16 Bolton Wanderers 27 33
17 Charlton Athletic 27 32
18 Reading 27 31
19 Brighton and Hove Albion 27 29
20 Leeds United 27 29
21 Rotherham United 27 29
22 Millwall 27 24
23 Wigan Athletic 27 21
24 Blackpool 27 17