Sport by Press Association 19/04/2019, 4:13 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Charlton manager Lee Bowyer conceded his team now have to look to the play-offs after their 2-1 defeat to Oxford at the Kassam Stadium. The U’s came from behind to take all three points and extend their unbeaten run. It was a first defeat in 12 games for the Addicks, and a costly one which could effectively end their pursuit of the second automatic promotion place in Sky Bet League One. Bowyer admitted there was little prospect of automatic promotion now, because Sunderland and Portsmouth are also chasing hard with Barnsley for second place. “That’s it now, it’s gone,” Bowyer conceded. “Maybe not mathematically but you’d be expecting them all to lose one – and that’s not going to happen. “It’s a big blow, we needed to win today but I can’t ask any more from the players. They gave their all. “Set pieces cost us today. And on another day we would score five or six goals from the chances we had.” Charlton took the lead in the fifth minute when Lyle Taylor converted a penalty after Joe Aribo had been brought… Read full this story
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