Charlton Athletic ended a terrible run of form at the Valley and returned to winning ways on home soil last night.
The Valley hasn’t been too much of a fortress for Lee Bowyer’s side this season, with Charlton going into last night’s clash having lost their last four home games.
In fact, Charlton hadn’t won at home since the middle of December in the league, so picking up three points would be vital.
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Last night, a Conor Washington brace saw them return to winning ways and move back to within touching distance of the play-offs.
Alex Jones did net a stoppage-time consolation for Northampton, but the game was to end 2-1 to Charlton.
With two more home games on the horizon, Bowyer will be hoping that his side can continue to pick up vital wins in South London.
Ronnie Schwartz, who came on as a substitute to partner Washington in the second half, has paid tribute to his strike partner and expressed his delight at getting back to winning ways.
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Making your home ground a fortress is massive for any side chasing promotion, so it was important for Charlton to return to winning ways last night.
They have two home games in the space of six days, so it will be hugely important for them to pick up six points and move back into the play-off positions.
Schwartz will have been delighted with the win, too, after missing a penalty against Oxford at the weekend.