Brighton & Hove Albion 3 Charlton Athletic 0
The Albion put themselves back into the play off picture in front of over 28,000 at the Amex.
After a poignant relfection of the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster the Albion took an early lead through Jesse Lingard after 11minutes. Then two minutes before half time Leo Ulloa doubled the Seagulls’ advantage.
Even with Casper Ankergren in Albion’s goal deputising for the reportedly ill Tomasz Kuszczak and with Gus Poyet’s son Diego in their midfield Charlton never looked much of an attacking force, despite Reza Ghooochannejhad hitting the Albion bar.
The game was fairly lacklustre at times but Albion did what was required.
Jake Forster-Caskey rounded off proceedings with a well taken third in second half stoppage time.
Three of Albion’s final four opponents of the regular season face a relegation battle, starting with Huddersfield next Friday (18 April) followed by Blackpool at the Amex the following Bank Holiday Monday and Yeovil Town again at home on Friday 25 April.
The Seagulls last scheduled game is away at Nottingham Forest on Saturday 3 May and could be the easiest of all, with the former European Champions having seemingly nothing to play for and anchored in mid table.