We were not the only blog to forecast a 2-0 win for Charlton at Scunthorpe today and it was also the bet placed by Killer. We had forgotten that Charlton tend to let themselves down against teams in the relegation places. Remember Colchester United?
As expected, Pards started with Gray and Varney up front. Thomas was withdrawn after the first half and replaced by Sam.
On 63 minutes, just after Iwelumo had replaced Varney, substitute Martin Paterson score for the home side. Yassin Moutaoukil failed to make a clearance and Paterson was able to shoot past Weaver.
On 74 minutes Andy Butler was sent off for the home side for a second bookable offence, but the Addicks were unable to take advantage. A late chance fell to Iwelumo, but he fired straight at Murphy.
Despite this setback, Charlton remain in their customary 5th place. Palace, who drew at home against Southampton, fell back to 7th.