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Scunthorpe United 2-0 Charlton Athletic

Two sensational strikes in as many second-half minutes from Josh Morris earned Scunthorpe a 2-0 victory over Charlton in a top-of-the-table clash.

Brought on at the break in a return to action following injury, the winger curled home a free-kick just after the hour mark before then rifling in an even better effort from 25 yards minutes later.

In a game between the division's two form teams, there was little to choose between either during the first half, though the Addicks - unbeaten since the middle of September - had forged the better chances.

Mark Marshall and Ricky Holmes were both denied by home goalkeeper Matt Gilks, sandwiching a header from Josh Magennis, which was scrambled clear after hitting the foot of a post, while at the other end, Ben Amos reacted well to tip over a header from Tom Hopper.

Morris' introduction at the interval undoubtedly swung the match in Scunthorpe's favour and after lifting a perfectly-weighted free-kick over the visiting wall and into the back of the net, Amos had no chance with the winger's curling strike from range, which nestled into the opposite corner and secured his side a sixth straight win.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Gilks
  • 2ClarkeSubstituted forHolmesat 17'minutes
  • 23McArdle
  • 21Burgess
  • 5Wallace
  • 16AdelakunBooked at 69minsSubstituted forCroftsat 76'minutes
  • 12Bishop
  • 6Ojo
  • 15LewisSubstituted forMorrisat 45'minutes
  • 14HopperBooked at 90mins
  • 9Madden

Substitutes

  • 3Townsend
  • 4Crofts
  • 10van Veen
  • 11Morris
  • 19Holmes
  • 20Goode
  • 31Watson

Charlton

  • 1Amos
  • 20Solly
  • 5BauerSubstituted forAhearne-Grantat 70'minutes
  • 15KonsaBooked at 90mins
  • 23Sarr
  • 7MarshallSubstituted forHackett-Fairchildat 85'minutes
  • 19Forster-Caskey
  • 3Kashi
  • 22Dasilva
  • 11Holmes
  • 9Magennis

Substitutes

  • 4Jackson
  • 13Phillips
  • 17Aribo
  • 18Ahearne-Grant
  • 21Dodoo
  • 34Dijksteel
  • 37Hackett-Fairchild
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
4,307

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Charlton Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Charlton Athletic 0.

Attempt missed. Reeco Hackett-Fairchild (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United).

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

Booking

Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt saved. Ahmed Kashi (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Reeco Hackett-Fairchild replaces Mark Marshall.

Foul by Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United).

Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Andrew Crofts replaces Hakeeb Adelakun.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Duane Holmes.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Hakeeb Adelakun.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Hakeeb Adelakun.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Chris Solly.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Karlan Ahearne-Grant replaces Patrick Bauer.

Booking

Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United).

Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United).

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 2, Charlton Athletic 0. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Funso Ojo.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Charlton Athletic 0. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mark Marshall (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United).

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

Attempt missed. Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Josh Morris replaces Clayton Lewis.

Second Half

Second Half begins Scunthorpe United 0, Charlton Athletic 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Charlton Athletic 0.

Attempt missed. Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Matthew Gilks.

goal

As It Stood

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2Shrewsbury19124326131340
3Scunthorpe20115426141238
4Bradford2011362922736
5Blackburn18104430151534
6Charlton1810442721634
7Portsmouth209292524129
8Peterborough198472927228
9Oxford Utd207673427727
10Blackpool197662423127
11Fleetwood207672930-127
12Rotherham198293228426
13Walsall196762728-125
14Southend196762229-725
15MK Dons206682229-724
16Doncaster206592125-423
17Oldham196583036-623
18Bristol Rovers1970122735-821
19Rochdale194872024-420
20Wimbledon2055101522-720
21Gillingham204881522-720
22Northampton2054111532-1719
23Bury2045111928-917
24Plymouth2045111529-1417
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