Duncan Ferguson's wait for a first win as Forest Green Rovers manager continued on Tuesday evening as Charlton Atheltic claimed a 1-0 win at The Bolt New Lawn.

Striker Corey Blackett-Taylor claimed his sixth goal of the season in the 11th minute as Charlton edged a Rovers side who remain firmly rooted at the bottom of the League One table. 

Crystal Palace loanee Jesurun Rak-Sayki sent in a low cross from the right and the winger’s ball defected into the path of Blackett-Taylor, who fired it home from eight yards to make it five wins from seven games for the Addicks.

Blackett-Taylor should have netted a second just before the break, but dragged his low shot wide of the near post from 12 yards after drifting in from the left.

Rovers felt they should have been awarded a penalty after 57 minutes when midfielder Myles Peart-Harris was up-ended in the box by opposite number Gavin Kilkenny, but – despite protests – play was waved on.

Just after the hour mark, Rovers striker Amadou Bakayoko was left holding his head in his hands after nodding over from eight yards but the visitors held on.

The result leaves Forest Green seven points from safety at the foot of the table with only two points from their last 11 games.

Ferguson has only picked up one point in his first four games, but said: "We created chances.

"It was an exciting game and I think the fans will be happy with what we’re trying to do.

"The first 10 or 15 minutes I wasn’t happy with. We were far too panicky. After that, they didn’t have a chance.

"They’re a good team, but in the second half we were dominant. I was really pleased with that. You couldn’t fault the players tonight.

"We were a bit too passive in our block, but in the main we restricted them and you could see how hard the players worked.

"If we keep creating chances, something is going to go in for us.

"I don’t look at the table as it would keep me up at night, but that’s the best performance in four games."