Ranking Jones' unbeaten run in club history


Nathan Jones’ team go into their last league fixture of 2023/24 on Saturday 14 games unbeaten and have the chance to equal a club record for the number of league matches unbeaten (excluding play-off fixtures). 

Back in 1980, Charlton had been relegated to the old Third Division under Manager Andy Nelson and, with recently appointed Manager Mike Bailey, they were looking to bounce back at the first opportunity.

At the end of September after losing away at Exeter City, the Addicks went into October with four wins, a draw and four defeats, but from October 4th until December 20th they went on a remarkable run of 15 games unbeaten which saw them win 13 of those matches. 

A front five of Derek Hales, Colin Powell, Martin Robinson, Phil Walker and Paul Walsh saw Charlton score 28 goals and with Nicky Johns in goal conceded just six goals, keeping 11 clean sheets in that period. Charlton went on to finish third and were promoted back to the Second Division.

In recent years the Addicks have also gone 14 league fixtures unbeaten under Alan Curbishley from December 1999 to March 2000. Charlton went on a run of two draws and 12 wins in a row that would eventually see them gain promotion back to the Premier League as champions. 

Top goalscorer Andy Hunt scored 11 league goals during that period - including two hat-tricks - and ended up with the Golden Boot in the First Division that season.

The team went top in the middle of January and were never seriously challenged from then on.

(Article by Stuart Court; @CafcFacts on Twitter)

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