Half-Time Report: Charlton Athletic lead at the break

Half-Time Report: Charlton Athletic lead at the break
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Simon Church gives Charlton Athletic the lead against Blackburn Rovers.

Charlton Athletic are 1-0 up against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

Blackburn had a very early chance after only 25 seconds, but Tommy Spurr's cross was headed over the bar by Leon Best.

Despite that quick start, Rovers found themselves 1-0 down soon after. Dale Stephens's ball over the top managed to find Simon Church who, after controlling it on his chest, volleyed home.

Jordan Rhodes could have pulled Rovers level, but his header went straight into the hands of Ben Hamer.

At the other end, Marvin Sordell made space for himself but was unable to direct his shot past Jake Kean.

Hamer was again called into action, this time acrobatically turning Rhodes's volley round the post.

Rovers continued to create the better openings, but Best was unable to find the target when well placed.


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