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Charlton Athletic 2-1 Scunthorpe United

Charlton delivered a blow to Scunthorpe's hopes of promotion as a home win secured their first victory in nine.

The visitors remain third in League One after a disappointing performance but squandered the point Kevin van Veen's second-half finish appeared to have earned until Tony Watt's late penalty.

That was after Johnnie Jackson's first-half volley had given the 14th-placed hosts the lead.

As the team pursuing the division's top two visiting another which had lost five of their past six fixtures, Scunthorpe played with little conviction on an evening when kick-off was held up for 15 minutes by delays and cancellations on public transport.

It was in the 33rd minute when Charlton went ahead. Ricky Holmes sent a right-wing corner into the crowded penalty box, and from there Jackson impressively stretched and volleyed with his weaker right foot beyond goalkeeper Luke Daniels.

An error from Declan Rudd, in the 75th minute when Charlton were once again looking comfortable, led to Scunthorpe's equaliser. The goalkeeper made an unorthodox effort at catching a high ball with Paddy Madden attempting to head and appeared to have succeeded until spilling to Van Veen, who took his time before finishing into a near-open goal.

As the game entered stoppage time, from an unconvincing attack Jorge Teixeira was brought down in the area by Murray Wallace, and from substitute Watt calmly struck inside the post to score his first goal since returning to his parent club in January, and first since August 27.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Rudd
  • 21ByrneBooked at 82mins
  • 15Konsa
  • 50Teixeira
  • 3ChicksenBooked at 90mins
  • 4Jackson
  • 32Aribo
  • 17UlvestadBooked at 85mins
  • 11HolmesBooked at 58minsSubstituted forAhearne-Grantat 86'minutes
  • 30NovakSubstituted forWattat 81'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9MagennisSubstituted forCroftsat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Page
  • 7Watt
  • 8Crofts
  • 13Phillips
  • 18Ahearne-Grant
  • 34Dijksteel
  • 36Dasilva

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 33Clarke
  • 5Wallace
  • 6MirfinSubstituted forDaviesat 90+2'minutes
  • 15ToffoloBooked at 85mins
  • 19HolmesSubstituted forHopperat 62'minutes
  • 8Dawson
  • 30Crooks
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forBishopat 45'minutes
  • 9Madden
  • 10van Veen

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 12Bishop
  • 13Anyon
  • 14Hopper
  • 20Goode
  • 24Toney
  • 28Davies
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
9,088

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Scunthorpe United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Scunthorpe United 1.

Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. Matt Crooks (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Craig Davies replaces David Mirfin.

Booking

Adam Chicksen (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adam Chicksen (Charlton Athletic).

Matt Crooks (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 2, Scunthorpe United 1. Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Charlton Athletic. Jorge Teixeira draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Andrew Crofts (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Crooks (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. Matt Crooks (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Karlan Ahearne-Grant replaces Ricky Holmes.

Booking

Fredrik Ulvestad (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Fredrik Ulvestad (Charlton Athletic).

Harry Toffolo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Fredrik Ulvestad (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

Nathan Byrne (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Charlton Athletic).

Harry Toffolo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Tony Watt replaces Lee Novak.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Nathan Byrne.

Attempt missed. Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 1, Scunthorpe United 1. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Matt Crooks (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jorge Teixeira.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jorge Teixeira.

Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) hits the right post with a header from the left side of the six yard box.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Tom Hopper replaces Duane Holmes.

Attempt missed. Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Adam Chicksen (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Andrew Crofts replaces Josh Magennis because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd36219667402772
2Fleetwood351810752322064
3Scunthorpe361710961402161
4Bolton34179846291760
5Bradford361417547341359
6Millwall35161095041958
7Southend351412953431054
8Walsall361313104444052
9Bristol Rovers361312115454051
10Peterborough36148144948150
11Oxford Utd34147134438649
12Rochdale33147124846249
13Wimbledon351114104745247
14Charlton361015114642445
15MK Dons351110144545043
16Northampton36127175360-743
17Gillingham361012144757-1042
18Shrewsbury36119163950-1142
19Bury36117185464-1040
20Oldham36912152336-1339
21Swindon3699183550-1536
22Port Vale33811143552-1735
23Chesterfield3687213257-2531
24Coventry35511193054-2426
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