Charlton earn draw at Barnsley to claim first point of Championship season

PUBLISHED: 10:48 19 August 2013 | UPDATED: 10:48 19 August 2013

Charlton clawed back a two goal deficit to earn a point at Barnsley on Saturday.

The Addicks are were still looking for their first point of the season heading into the tie, and things went from bad to worse as Chris O’Grady opened the scoring for the home side after 16 minutes.

Barnsley doubled their lead early in the second-half through O’Grady again, the striker leaping to meet a Mellis cross and beat Ben Hamer in the Charlton goal.

It was a far cry from Charlton’s 6-0 victory on the same ground last season, and Chris Powell’s men were in danger of going three games without a goal until the 64th minute.

Jordan Cousins capitalised on a poor clearance inside the Barnsley box and cooly slotted home to half Barnsley’s lead.

Less than 10 minutes later Simon Church latched on to a pass from Yann Kermorgant to fire Charlton level and earn his side their first point of the season.

Charlton welcome mid-table Doncaster to The Valley on Saturday.

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