I'm having a run of luck with my predictions at the moment and, as I forecast, Charlton beat Rochdale 3-1 at The Valley this afternoon. Racon opened the scoring for Charlton on 31 minutes and that was how it remained at the break.
Rochdale equalised on 51 minutes, but Parrett replied by opening his account with the Addicks just one minute later. Eccleston scored the third on 76 minutes. This was rated as a particularly good goal following a great cross by Benson.
Possession was evenly divided but tellingly the Addicks had ten shots on targets to three.
One person who was there gave Parrett as MOTM, 'was everywhere although tired towards the end. Racon got better as the game went on, his goal did him a lot of favours because he was at best in and out up until then.'
Calum Harriot came on as a late substitute to make his debut for the Addicks (the BBC refers to him as Harriots but perhaps their source had double vision).
Charlton remain 13th, but the target of a top half finish is within their grasp.