Kermorgant saves Addicks blushes
League 1 Review: 12 December
Yann Kermorgant saved a point for nPower League 1 leaders Charlton, who could only draw 1-1 away at struggling Walsall.
The Saddlers had taken the lead through Jon Macken’s effort, but Kermorgant equalised with a header.
The result meant Charlton’s eight-match winning streak came to an end, but manager Chris Powell was happy with the point.
“A point is very favourable. Of course we came here trying to get three points but you have to be careful away," he said post-match.
"I still take the positives. We are now on 47 points and still on top."
Sheffield Wednesday closed the gap on the pacesetters with a 2-0 victory at Oldham. After a goalless first period, David Prutton opened the scoring and Ryan Lowe converted a penalty when Sanchez Watt was fouled by Robbie Simpson to give the Owls a comfortable win.
Huddersfield lost for the second successive match after their 43 game unbeaten run came to an end last week, as they went down 1-0 at home to Bournemouth thanks to a goal from Harry Arter.
A fifth successive win for MK Dons meant they climbed to third in the table after a 2-0 win away at Tranmere.
Jabo Ibehre nodded home after a rapid counter attack with 20 minutes played, and Shaun Williams doubled the lead on the hour mark.
Ched Evans now has eight goals in his last five games following a brace in Sheffield United’s 3-0 hammering of Rochdale.
Evans’ goals, the first a scrappy effort, the second a stunning free-kick, sandwiched a strike from Richard Creswell to give the Blades their fifth win on the bounce.
Wycombe won the battle of the bottom two as Steve Beaton grabbed a last gasp winner.
Chesterfield were twice ahead thanks to goals from Dean Morgan but were pegged back on both occasions by Anthony McNamee and Marcello Trotta.
Beaton then popped up to make it 3-2 in the 94th minute as Wycombe took the lead for the first time in the match.
Brentford beat managerless Hartlepool 2-1 as Niall McGinn’s weak effort and Gary Alexander’s penalty beat Scott Flinders. Sam Collins scored for Pool.
Carlisle left it late to overcome Scunthorpe 2-1 as Francois Zoko netted the winner in injury time.
Andy Barcham had put the Iron in front with a great goal from a tight angle but James Berrett brought the scores level before Zoko took centre stage.
Colchester thumped Bury 4-1 to stop the rot of three defeats in a row. A double salvo from Karl Duguid and one each from Ian Henderson and Lloyd James made the game safe before Lenell John-Lewis’s consolation.
Two penalties from Kevin Lisbie helped Leyton Orient to a 3-0 win over Exeter. Lisbie also set up Jonathon Tehoue for Orient’s other goal.
Yeovil escaped from the relegation zone with a 1-0 triumph over Notts County as Andy Williams headed home with two minutes left on the clock.
Preston were wasteful in their 0-0 draw at home to Stevenage, with Neil Mellor missing the best chance when one-on-one with the Boro keeper.