BY NUMBERS | 10-man Charlton build on recent run of form

George Jones reports

Charlton made it 11 points from their last five matches by beating Bolton Wanderers 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.

The Addicks, unbeaten since Christmas, have won three and drawn two since December 25th, averaging 2.2 points per game.

The fixture saw Charlton face off with Wanderers for the 91st time, with the win securing a 29th success against Bolton. It was also the Addicks’ first victory at the Macron for 15 years.

Karl Robinson’s side had Lewis Page sent off on 12 minutes and went a goal down a minute later, but came from behind to win.

It was the first time since April 2008 that a 10-man Charlton team have recovered from a goal down to win. That came against Plymouth Argyle at Home Park 3,221 days ago.

Goalkeeper Declan Rudd, the second oldest player in yesterday’s starting XI, made his 100th senior league appearance in the north west on Saturday and made seven saves.

Rudd’s impressive display helped the Addicks to their ninth win of the season, which was also aided by Jake Forster-Caskey, who grabbed two assists on his debut.

He set up Patrick Bauer’s fourth Charlton goal and then made a lung-busting run forward to lay on Nathan Byrne’s first strike for the club.

We now sit on 39 points, six off the play-off places, and have games in hand on a few of the sides above us in the table.

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