Nathan Jones’ team enters their last league matchup in 2023/24 on Saturday 14 games unbeaten, with the opportunity to equal a club record for the number of league matches unbeaten (excluding play-off fixtures).

Charlton was relegated to the old Third Division in 1980 under Manager Andy Nelson, and with newly hired Manager Mike Bailey, they were hoping to bounce back as soon as possible.

After losing away at Exeter City at the end of September, the Addicks entered October with four wins, a tie, and four defeats, but from October 4th to December 20th, they went on an amazing 15-game unbeaten streak, winning 13 of those games

Charlton scored 28 goals with a front five of Derek Hales, Colin Powell, Martin Robinson, Phil Walker, and Paul Walsh, and surrendered only six goals while Nicky Johns was in goal, keeping 11 clean sheets. Charlton finished third, earning promotion back to the Second Division.

From December 1999 until March 2000, the Addicks went 14 league games without defeat under Alan Curbishley. Charlton went on a run of two draws and 12 wins in a row, finally winning promotion back to the Premier League as champions.

Top goalscorer Andy Hunt scored 11 league goals during that span, including two hat-tricks, and won the Golden Boot in the First Division

 

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