Charlton Athletic moved up to third in the League One table as they chalked up their sixth straight victory – their best winning sequence since they won the title at this level in the 2011-12 campaign.
Lee Bowyer’s side are now seven matches unbeaten and are only three points behind leaders Peterborough United and have a fixture in hand.
It looked at one stage as if it was going to be a comfortable evening for the South Londoners as they led 2-0 just after the half-hour mark with Ben Purrington and Conor Washington on target.
But a quickfire double by Fleetwood’s predatory striker Ched Evans had the visitors on level terms three minutes after Washington’s goal.
Charlton moved back ahead in the 50th minute. Albie Morgan played a neat one-two with Washington and was brought down inside the box.
It was left to Washington to convert from the penalty spot – his fifth goal of the season – to settle the contest.
The Addicks could have made the match safe but Jayson Leutwiler came out quickly to block a good chance for Omar Bogle before substitute Chuks Aneke saw an effort come back off the left upright.
PICTURES: PAUL EDWARDS
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