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Monday, September 07, 2009

Big Match Review - Charlton 2 Brentford 0

League One
Charlton Athletic 2-0 Brentford (Att: 16,399)
Saturday September 5, 12:15, The Valley

Charlton continued their 100 per cent start to the season with a win over local rivals Brentford. Two goals in the first half an hour were enough for the home side's sixth win out of six, and to hold onto top spot in League One.

The hosts immediately put the Bees defence under pressure, and it was no surprise when the visitors fell behind after just 11 minutes.

A long, diaganol ball into the box was misjudged by Sam Wood, whose header was straight into the path of Lloyd Sam and his pull back allowed Deon Burton to give Charlton an easy lead.

And it was soon 2-0 to the Addicks, when a three-way move involving Jonjo Shelvey, Burton, and Sam, saw the latter put through to easily slot past Lewis Price in the Brentford goal.

And they could have extended their lead in the second period, Burton skewing horribly wide after good win play from Shelvey.

And it was the impressive youngster who almost scored himself a bit later. First shooting wide when well placed in the box, and then an audacious lob from deep in the Brentford half just sailing over Price's goal.

Myles Weston wasted the the visitor's best chance to get back into the game when the former Charlton man blasted an effort well over the bar from eight yards out.

However, when the Bees did get their shots on target, Charlton keeper Rob Elliott proved unbeatable. Carl Cort's bullet header from close range brilliantly tipped wide by the Addicks' custodian.

And when Elliott was finally beaten, David Hunt saw his free kick rebound off the crossbar and away to safety as Andy Scott's side slipped to their first defeat of the season.

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