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Posted Sat 04 Oct 14 at 18:13 PM

The Report: Charlton Athletic 1 Blues 1

David Davis netted his first goal for Blues eight minutes into the second-half to cancel out Igor Vetokele's header in the 11th minute.

Blues started sluggishly, which allowed an unbeaten Charlton Athletic side to take advantage and get themselves in front after only 11 minutes - Vetokele heading home Frederic Bulot cross from the left-hand side.

That sparked Lee Clark's side into action and from then on, in the first half there seemed to be only one team in the match.

After 22 minutes Callum Reilly released Clayton Donaldson but he hooked his effort just wide of Stephen Henderson's post in the Addicks goal.

Two minutes later and after good work by Paul Caddis who broke into the host's box, Koby Arthur had the ball in the Charlton net but was denied by the linesman's flag - Clayton Donaldson was judged to be offside - but replays suggest otherwise.

After the interval and Blues carried on from where they left off in the opening 45 minutes.

Two minutes into the second period and captain Paul Robinson was denied an equaliser when his diving header at the back post was well saved by Henderson.

After 53 minutes and Blues got a deserved equaliser. Blues exploited Charlton's zonal marking from a David Cotterill corner, finding Stephen Gleeson, who found David Davis who fired home a low drive from the edge of the box.

Substitute Wes Thomas had a great opportunity to win the game for Blues with eight minutes to go, when he raced through one on one, only to slip and see his finish up wide of the goal.

Despite Blues' dominance throughout the first half and much of the second-half, the points were shared. Two positive away performances from Clark's side ahead of the international break.

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