Top scorer Lyle Taylor headed the Addicks in front in the best first half performance I have seen this season, only to drop two points as Albert Adomah struck an equaliser for Forest in a disappointing second half for The Reds.

Here's five things we learned form the entertaining encounter.

Oztumer is Championship ready

I was very impressed with Erhun Oztumer, he looked very good on the ball, confident with his passing and hardly put a foot wrong in the sixty minutes he played on Wednesday night.

It was a very tough game for the whole team let alone someone who has had hardly anything to do in pre-season. For me Oztumer was very exciting to watch and from where I was he looked very fit, almost like there was no fatigue from his extended break in pre-season.

He certainly put in a real decent shift and I’m looking forward to seeing him play for Charlton in the future. The Turkish-Messi has arrived, time to get excited Charlton fans!

The Valley atmosphere is getting a reputation

The Valley is getting quite the reputation at the moment for its roaring and intimidating crowd, although there are empty patches around the ground, the noise sure makes you forget we was 10,000 under capacity on the evening.

The affect it has on the players is remarkable, when we are working hard on singing for them they put our passion for the team out on to the pitch in the hard work they produce for Charlton.

When The Valley is rocking like it was on Wednesday its very hard for the opposition to stay confident and focused on the ball, the noise sure made Forest a bit shaky throughout the first half when the Addicks fans were loudest.

Time for change between the sticks?

Dillon Phillips once again had a bang average performance on the night, the only reason I say this is because his kicking can be quite subpar, but some of his saves were also decent.

I think the academy graduate really needs to work on his distribution, which was something that affected Dillon’s number one spot at the start of last season. Jed Steer came in and done a good job in goal, but when Dillon was called upon he did great at times.

For me he should have been all over that shot blasted by Albert Adomah. From the moment he walked on the pitch I thought he was going to score, I just had that terrible feeling when you know it’s going to go wrong at some point.

Fair enough the shot was a powerful one, but I still think Dillon has not been up to scratch as of late.

I think that his kicking could spring a decision from Bowyer to give Ben Amos a turn in goal, personally I would welcome that choice because I feel like my confidence in Phillips has dropped a lot and it’s going to take a few good performances from our number one until that confidence is restored.

Tom Lockyer is solid, but also prone to mistakes

Lockyer played a good game yesterday especially in the first half. He moved the ball well and a few attacks stemmed from his passing at times, but there is one thing he needs to improve. His consistency.

The mistakes he made in the second half could have cost us all three points, thankfully they didn’t, but I saw him almost get caught in possession quite a few times.

He even lost the ball once when he was the last line of defence prompting panic from Charlton as Ameobi rushed towards goal.

Overall he is a very good defender, but one day those mistakes are going to cost us if he does not do something about it himself.

Nottingham Forest are a hard team to break down

Forest did not make it an easy run for Charlton, I felt that we struggled to break them down at times and that was due to the fact of their huge amount of experience in this league.

Many attacks were forced to be fizzled out to keep the ball as quite a solid back line managed to keep us out more times than what we feel comfortable with.

Maybe a draw was the correct result of this game as I feel we could have done a lot more in the second half, but we didn’t take our chances.

 Leko missed a sitter and that had something to do with the defence as they put a high amount of pressure on the young man.

The West Brom loanee seemed to have had about two or three defenders on him as soon as he got the ball, they have been doing their homework by the look of it and can see he is a real threat.