Yeovil Town were beaten by two goals to nil this afternoon at a chilly Valley. Goals from Kyel Reid in the first half and David Mooney in the second condemned the Glovers to another away defeat and made it three games without a goal despite creating several chances.
In an open game, Charlton were the first to show when Deon Burton pushed his shot wide on five minutes before Yeovil came back with ex-Charlton youth Sam Williams shot being blocked by keeper Rob Elliott.
The first golden chance went to the Addicks Nicky Bailey went one-on-one with Yeovil keeper Alex McCarthy and came off second best, the big keeper saving well. Williams, obviously up for it against his old employers, had two more half-chances in the opening stages and his opportunities were mirrored by Mooney who missed two chances himself.
With 28 minutes gone, the opening goal came when Kyel Reid broke through the middle and hit a thumping shot that McCarthy could only parry into the corner of the net.
The Glovers went on the offensive and Craig Alcock came close with a header from an Arron Davies corner and the captain, back in the team after Stefan Stam was declared unfit, came close with a shot too.
Seven minutes into the second half, Athletic made it two when a cross from the right was swept home by Mooney past a despairing McCarthy. This spurred the visitors on and they enjoyed a big ten minutes in the game forcing four corners in quick succession yet all they had to show was an Arron Davies shot as a visible chance.
Williams was brought down just outside the box by Miguel Llera but referee Fred Graham waved the appeals away. On the hour, Andy Welsh was withdrawn in favour of Gavin Tomlin and he was to prove Yeovil's brightest light in the last thirty minutes with his energy and running.
McCarthy saved from Burton as the home side, cheered on by over 15,000 fans, began to impose themselves again. Jean-Paul Kalala came on for Davies and later on, Keiran Murtagh replaced Owain Tudur Jones but still no joy for the noisy, travelling Glovers.
Tomlin created two chances for himself forcing Elliott into saving down low but the game ended with Charlton holding on comfortably with the odd scare, Tomlin again coming close to scoring from a Bowditch low cross.