Charlton manager Chris Powell refused to blame goalkeeper Ben Hamer for his part in the shock 2-0 defeat by Colchester.
The runaway League One leaders were behind to Anthony Wordsworth's wonder-strike before Steven Gillespie grabbed the killer second after blocking a clearance from Hamer.
It meant Charlton were beaten at home for the first time since April, but they are still 13 points clear at the top.
And Powell said: "Ben's been excellent for us.
"A real top keeper, but he's made a mistake.
"I don't need to tell him anything. It's there in technicolor. It sometimes happens."