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Charlton Athletic 4-1 Bristol Rovers

Josh Magennis struck a hat-trick as Charlton came from behind to brush aside Bristol Rovers at The Valley.

Charlton had thrashed Rovers 5-1 at the Memorial Stadium in November and they were convincing victors again, although they had to do it the hard way after a mistake by Patrick Bauer gifted Rovers a 12th-minute lead.

The Addicks defender slipped while attempting a back pass, enabling Jermaine Easter to burst clear on goal and round Dillon Phillips before slotting into an empty net.

Magennis' free-kick hit the crossbar, while Adam Chicksen's cross was tipped behind by Will Puddy via the woodwork as Charlton sought an equaliser before the break.

Parity was restored four minutes before the interval with Magennis heading home from Joe Aribo's free-kick.

And the duo combined in almost identical circumstances five minutes into the second half, an unmarked Magennis again using his head to convert from Aribo's set-piece delivery.

Aribo turned provider once again just after the hour, playing a low ball across the face of goal which was swept in from close range by Jorge Teixeira to make it 3-1.

Magennis completed his treble after 73 minutes, latching on to Andrew Crofts' pass and then firing an angled shot beyond Puddy in some style.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 13Phillips
  • 20SollyBooked at 81minsSubstituted forAjoseat 82'minutes
  • 50Teixeira
  • 5Bauer
  • 21FoxBooked at 28mins
  • 8Crofts
  • 15KonsaSubstituted forFoleyat 82'minutes
  • 32AriboSubstituted forUlvestadat 78'minutes
  • 3ChicksenBooked at 75mins
  • 14Botaka
  • 9Magennis

Substitutes

  • 2Foley
  • 10Ajose
  • 17Ulvestad
  • 18Ahearne-Grant
  • 27Mitov
  • 31Umerah
  • 36Dasilva

Bristol Rovers

  • 25Puddy
  • 2LeadbitterSubstituted forJ Clarkeat 62'minutes
  • 4Lockyer
  • 6Hartley
  • 3BrownBooked at 32mins
  • 22MooreBooked at 67mins
  • 24Sinclair
  • 7MansellBooked at 58mins
  • 16Lawrence
  • 17EasterSubstituted forTaylorat 59'minutes
  • 30GaffneySubstituted forHarrisonat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5McChrystal
  • 9Harrison
  • 10Taylor
  • 15J Clarke
  • 23Bodin
  • 33Roos
  • 35Colkett
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
12,252

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 4, Bristol Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 4, Bristol Rovers 1.

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).

Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jorge Teixeira (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt saved. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Fredrik Ulvestad (Charlton Athletic).

Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Nicky Ajose replaces Chris Solly.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Kevin Foley replaces Ezri Konsa Ngoyo.

Attempt missed. Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) header from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Peter Hartley (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic).

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Peter Hartley.

Adam Chicksen (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Fredrik Ulvestad replaces Joe Aribo.

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Adam Chicksen (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Adam Chicksen (Charlton Athletic).

Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 4, Bristol Rovers 1. Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jorge Teixeira.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Patrick Bauer.

Attempt saved. Liam Lawrence (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic).

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Stuart Sinclair.

Booking

Byron Moore (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Peter Hartley.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. James Clarke replaces Daniel Leadbitter because of an injury.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Liam Lawrence.

Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Lawrence (Bristol Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 3, Bristol Rovers 1. Jorge Teixeira (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Aribo following a set piece situation.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd25165446242253
2Bolton25155534171750
3Scunthorpe25147448232549
4Rochdale25143840301045
5Bradford251012331211042
6Fleetwood2511773628840
7Southend2510963529639
8Peterborough24108638261238
9Millwall2511594139238
10Bristol Rovers2510694044-436
11Charlton2581163326735
12Oxford Utd259792928134
13Wimbledon258983632433
14Walsall2571082633-731
15Port Vale2587102737-1031
16Northampton2586113536-130
17Gillingham2586113240-830
18MK Dons2577112934-528
19Swindon2567122438-1425
20Bury2564153449-1522
21Chesterfield2564152743-1622
22Coventry2549122337-1421
23Shrewsbury2556142439-1521
24Oldham24310111227-1519
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