MATCH REPORT | Charlton 2 Burton Albion 0

Charlton recorded a routine 2-0 victory over Burton Albion at The Valley on Saturday afternoon.

Conor Washington put the Addicks ahead inside the opening 12 minutes when he chipped the advancing Ben Garratt with an unerring finish.

Corey Blackett-Taylor extended Charlton’s lead moments before the break, drilling home a low finish to ensure Johnnie Jackson’s men recorded back-to-back Valley victories.

The boss fielded an unchanged XI for the visit of the Brewers, whilst Akin Famewo returned to the matchday 18 following a bout of illness.

Burton started sprightly in the SE7 sunshine and forced an early succession of throw-ins, all of which were hurled into the box by Tom Hamer but the Addicks defended diligently.

After settling into the contest, Charlton opened the scoring on 12 minutes.

Craig MacGillivray claimed Sam Hughes’ tame header before delivering a precise ball forward for Washington, who lobbed the onrushing Ben Garratt with aplomb.

At the other end, former Addick Deji Oshilaja rattled MacGillivray's crossbar with a first-time effort from the edge of the 18-yard box and, moments later, Oumar Niasse volleyed over after latching onto John Brayford's ball forward.

As half-time beckoned, Blackett-Taylor shifted inside onto his favoured right foot and his low drive somehow crept past Garratt.

The Addicks continued to probe after the restart and Blackett-Taylor soon made further inroads down the left flank, this time sending a left-footed effort whistling wide of Garratt’s right upright.

That would prove to be Blackett-Taylor’s last contribution as the wideman was forced off, with Diallang Jaiyesimi entering the fray.

Stockley threatened to add to the Addicks’ tally on 69 minutes when he rose highest to meet Scott Fraser’s inswinging delivery, though the forward was foiled by Garratt.

George Dobson produced a superb sliding lunge to dispossess Harry Chapman as the substitute spearheaded a rare foray forward for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side.

In truth, chances proved hard to come by for the visitors, who failed to muster a single shot on target in the capital as Charlton earned a third clean sheet in as many home games.

Charlton: MacGillivray; Clare, Lavelle, Purrington; Matthews, Gilbey, Dobson, Fraser (Lee 81), Blackett-Taylor (Jaiyesimi 54); Stockley (c), Washington

Subs (not used): Harness, Gunter, Famewo, Leko, Burstow

Goals: Washington 12, Blackett-Taylor 42

Burton Albion: Garratt; Brayford (c), Hughes, Oshilaja, Hamer; Gilligan (Guedioura 71), Shaughnessy; Smith (Chapman 65), Powell (Saydee 65), Borthwick-Jackson; Niasse

Subs (not used): Mancienne, Lakin, Ahadme, Moult

Booked: Hamer 9 (foul on Dobson), Niasse 32 (foul on Clare), Oshilaja 47 (foul on Stockley), Shaughnessy 56 (foul on Gilbey), Gilligan 65 (foul on Washington), Chapman 79 (foul on Dobson)

Referee: Rebecca Welch

Attendance: 11,348 (320 from Burton)

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