Charlton suffered a 3-1 defeat at Carlisle today, but stay 2nd on goal difference from MK Dons. Charlton started with a 4-4-2 formation with Burton and McLeod up front and Carl Ikeme preferred in goal to Darren Randolph.
Bailey had a chance on 29 minutes from just inside the area, but his effort went over the crossbar. A penalty was awarded against the Addicks on 40 minutes for a foul by Burton, Carl Ikeme saved, but Harte scored for Carlisle from the rebound. On 44 minutes Charlton were awarded a penalty for a foul on Burton who slotted the ball home to make it 1-1 at half time.
Shortly into the second half, Sodje missed from inside the box. Then on 62 minutes Kavanagh scored what was described as a 'brilliant' goal from 35 yards out to make it 2-1. Parky boldly tried a triple substitution at 70 minutes: Basey replaced Omozusi; Maloney took the place of McLeod; and Shelvey came on in place of Semedo.
All to no avail because Kavanagh scored another long-distance goal on 82 minutes to make it 3-1. In all, Carlisle had ten shots on target to Charlton's six.