Half-Time Report: Still goalless at The Valley between Charlton Athletic, Wigan Athletic

Half-Time Report: Still goalless at The Valley
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Neither side can break the deadlock in the opening half between Charlton Athletic and Wigan Athletic in the Championship.

Neither side has been able to find the net in the opening half at The Valley in the Championship match between Charlton Athletic and Wigan Athletic.

The first opening fell to Charlton just before the quarter-hour mark when Yann Kermorgant flicked to Bradley Pritchard whose low shot was held by Lee Nicholls, who is making his first league appearance for the Latics as Scott Carson picked up an injury in the warm-up.

Minutes later Grant Holt worked Ben Hamer at the other end but his header was tame and easy for the Charlton keeper to save.

The best chance of the opening 45 fell to Pritchard, who was picked out by Dale Stephens's cutback before blazing over the crossbar.

The hosts again came close shortly before the interval when Richard Wood headed a corner goalwards that was cleared off the line.

Addicks manager Chris Powell was forced into an early change as Kermorgant hobbled off with what appeared to be a recurrence of a recent ankle injury, with Marvin Sordell taking the Frenchman's place.

Charlton's Yann Kermorgant in action against Dagenham & Redbridge during a friendly match on July 23, 2013
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