BRENTFORD were shot down by League One's top scorer Bradley Wright-Phillips this afternoon at Griffin Park.
Gary Alexander has the game's first opening six minutes in, latching onto a cute Niall McGinn through-ball an unleashing a stinging shot which was beaten away well by former Bees keeper Ben Hamer.
But Brentford should really have taken the lead midway through the first half when McGinn cut in from the right and saw his shot cannon back off the far post, right into the path of the onrushing Toumani Diagouraga, who had little time to adjust his feet and fired over with the goal at his mercy from six yads out.
And Bees fans again had their heads in their hands three minutes before the break when a lovely cross from McGinn found Clayton Donaldson at the far post, only for the big man to direct his header wide from inside the six yard box.
But there was bad news for Brentford after the break when Shaleum Logan was stretchered off after being clattered by Richard Lee, and minutes later, Charlton took the lead when Wright-Phillips converted a cross from Yann Kermogant for his 14 th goal of the season.
As the game wore on, Brentford looked a shadow of the team they did in the first half, and Richard Lee got down well to prevent Wright-Phillips notching a second.
Just after the official indicated what must surely be a record of a minimum of 10 additional minutes, Lee denied Kermogant with a fine stop.
Brentford put some good pressure on Hamer's goal in the dying minutes, witht the Charlton keeper diving bravely at Alexander's feet to save, but it wasn't enough for the Bees.
BEES: Lee, Logan (Bean 61), Legge, Llera, Woodman, Saunders (Grella 79), Diagouraga, Douglas, McGinn (Weston 71), Donaldson, Alexander. Subs not used: Devlin, Eger.