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Result: Frederic Bulot brace takes Charlton Athletic past Nottingham Forest

Frederic Bulot scores twice to give Charlton Athletic a 2-1 win as Nottingham Forest's fine form comes to an end at The Valley.

Nottingham Forest's fine form came to an end as Frederic Bulot scored twice to hand Charlton Athletic a 2-1 victory at The Valley this evening.

Charlton made the perfect start to the match as Tony Watt won an early free kick on the edge of the box to allow Bulot to curl home an unstoppable effort.

Frederic Bulot of Charlton Athletic celebrates scoring the 2nd charlton goal during the Sky Bet Championship match against Nottingham Forest on March 3, 2015© Getty Images

Forest quickly recovered from the early setback to equalise in the 14th minute through Michail Antonio, who cut inside from the left wing to beat two challenges before finding the bottom corner with a powerful low strike.

Dougie Freedman's side grew in confidence after getting back on level terms, and they twice came close to taking the lead as Henri Lansbury tested Stephen Henderson with a curling shot before dragging an effort just wide later in the first half.

However, the lead belonged to Charlton at the break as Lawrie Wilson earned space on the right to find Bulot, who responded with another emphatic finish to beat Karl Darlow.

Forest were on top for long stages of the second half, but they missed a great chance to equalise for the second time when Matty Fryatt somehow managed to head over from Ben Osborn's inviting cross.

Osborn's influence on the game continued to grow, and he came agonisingly close to scoring when his curled effort missed the top corner by a few inches with Henderson beaten.

Charlton survived an extended spell of pressure from the visitors, whose slim hopes of reaching the playoffs were dealt a blow as Dougie Freedman suffered his first defeat since replacing Stuart Pearce.

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