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The Valley (ATT 13,537) 18th March 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Charlton Charlton Athletic vs Bournemouth B'mouth

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Sky Bet Championship: Charlton grabs late 1-0 victory over Bournemouth

Last Updated: 20/03/14 12:42pm

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Dorian Dervite: Headed the stoppage-time winner

Dorian Dervite: Headed the stoppage-time winner

Dorian Dervite scored a stoppage-time winner to lift Charlton out of the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone as they beat Bournemouth 1-0.

The Addicks, who had not scored in their previous four matches, looked set for a third straight goalless draw under new coach Jose Riga.

But defender Dervite powered home a dramatic header at The Valley on Tuesday night to send Charlton above their south London rivals Millwall on goal difference.

It was only their 13th home league goal this season, but it could prove to be a lucky one come the end of the season.

Yet the opening stages were dominated by a Bournemouth side who still have half an an eye on a late play-off charge.

Marc Pugh set the tone for the visitors when he fired narrowly over with just 20 seconds on the clock.

Addicks goalkeeper Ben Hamer had to make saves from Steve Cook and Harry Arter while Lewis Grabban's shot from a well-worked corner was too high.

Charlton eventually settled and Danny Green was put through by a neat ball from Diego Poyet but Lee Camp smothered his angled drive at the second attempt.

Green then inadvertently close to breaking Charlton's duck when his cross crashed against the outside of Camp's near post.

Riga sent on new loan signing Jonathan Obika for youngster Callum Harriott with five minutes of the first half still to play and the striker was immediately in the thick of the action, forcing Camp into another smart save with a drive from the edge of the area.

After the break industrious midfielder Poyet, the son of Sunderland boss Gus, almost broke the deadlock but his lob landed on the roof of the goal.

Riga threw on Marvin Sordell to join Obika and Simon Church in Charlton's attack while Yann Kermorgant, the popular striker controversially sold by Valley owner Roland Duchatelet to make way for a raft of his own signings, came on for Bournemouth.

But it was Charlton who were pushing for the winner, and they came close to when Church, who looked offside, was thwarted by the outstretched arm of Camp before Johnnie Jackson's follow-up was blocked.

Camp saved again from Poyet and then tipped Jackson's free-kick over the top.

But from the corner, Dervite met Jackson's cross with an unstoppable header to seal a dramatic and long overdue win for the hosts.

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Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Derby County 34 65
2 Middlesbrough 34 63
3 Norwich City 34 62
4 Watford 34 62
5 Bournemouth 34 60
6 Ipswich Town 34 60
7 Brentford 34 58
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 57
9 Nottingham Forest 34 50
10 Sheffield Wednesday 34 46
11 Blackburn Rovers 34 45
12 Charlton Athletic 34 42
13 Birmingham City 34 42
14 Huddersfield Town 34 42
15 Cardiff City 34 41
16 Leeds United 34 41
17 Bolton Wanderers 34 40
18 Reading 34 40
19 Fulham 34 39
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 34 37
21 Rotherham United 34 37
22 Millwall 34 31
23 Wigan Athletic 34 28
24 Blackpool 34 22

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