Half-Time Report: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Charlton Athletic

Sean O'Driscoll
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A Lewis McGugan free kick gives Nottingham Forest a half-time lead against Charlton Athletic in the Championship.

A Lewis McGugan free kick has given Nottingham Forest a 1-0 lead against Charlton Athletic at half time.

Forest dominated possession from the outset and were close to taking the lead in the early stages when Adlene Guedioura's powerful strike crashed against the crossbar.

Charlton's midfield struggled to assert themselves in the contest during the first period with the visitors failing to threaten the Forest defence.

McGugan broke the deadlock in the 17th minute with a curling free kick from long range that left Ben Hamer with no chance.

Johnnie Jackson could have levelled the match but his poor header bounced well wide of the goal.

Despite the hosts controlling the match, Hamer was not troubled in the closing stages of the first period.

Robert Koren
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