|Venue: The Valley
SCOTT McDonald scored his first goal of the season to give Millwall a vital win over South London rivals Charlton at The Valley.
McDonald's deflected shot shortly before half time proved to be the difference between the sides, but the scoreline did not accurately reflect the Lions' superiority.
Steve Lomas named an unchanged starting line up after his side's midweek win over Blackpool but did make one change to his bench, with Jermaine Easter coming in for James Henry.
After a scrappy opening, Martyn Waghorn had Millwall's first shot on target after McDonald back-heeled the ball into his path, but the Leicester City loanee's shot was straight down the throat of Ben Hamer.
Former Addick Nicky Bailey, who was booed by the home fans, tried his luck from distance in the 22nd minute but Hamer got down with time to spare to hold his effort.
Moments later, Martyn Woolford twisted his way into a shooting position on the edge of the area but blazed high and wide. McDonald then dragged wide of the near post as the Lions began to take the upper hand.
And they broke the deadlock in the 38th minute when Waghorn exchanged passes with McDonald and the Australian's strike deflected off Dorian Dervite and into the far corner.
In the 53rd minute, Woolford had a sight of goal after Hamer's poor clearance, but a red shirt made a vital block to keep the score at 1-0.
Steve Morison was brought on just before the hour mark and made an instant impact, flicking on a long ball to Woolford, who half-volleyed into the side netting.
Moments later, Trotter's rasping drive was parried away by Hamer after more good work by Morison, before Charlton carved out their best opportunity when Marvin Sordell playing in Simon Church, who shot tamely at Forde.
Scott Malone spurned a glorious chance to put the result beyond doubt five minutes from time when his first-time shot fizzed into the side netting after Richard Chaplow's cut-back.