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Charlton Athletic 2-0 Doncaster Rovers

Joe Aribo and Karlan Ahearne-Grant both struck in the first half as Charlton registered a comfortable win over Doncaster at the Valley.

Both teams started the game quickly, and Charlton goalkeeper Jed Steer blocked Herbie Kane from close range after three minutes.

Niall Mason, who returned from a one-match ban for Doncaster, shot wide after 10 minutes before the hosts went ahead eight minutes later.

Tom Anderson headed onto his own crossbar from a home corner and Aribo was quick to pounce on the loose ball from six yards out.

The hosts nearly doubled the lead in the 26th minute when Ahearne-Grant flicked a low cross by Aribo just wide but he did better seven minutes later when his header was too strong for goalkeeper Marko Marosi.

A free-kick from Jamie Ward hit the post on the stroke of half time, while the second half saw the visitors struggle to get back into the game.

Aribo nearly doubled his own tally for the afternoon just after the hour-mark but he swiped his shot from outside the box off target.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 21Steer
  • 2DijksteelSubstituted forSarrat 80'minutes
  • 4Bielik
  • 6Pearce
  • 20Solly
  • 24Cullen
  • 12ReevesSubstituted forMarshallat 68'minutes
  • 17Aribo
  • 16WardBooked at 70mins
  • 18Grant
  • 9TaylorSubstituted forVetokeleat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Phillips
  • 7Marshall
  • 11Fosu-Henry
  • 14Vetokele
  • 15Pratley
  • 23Sarr
  • 32Lapslie

Doncaster

  • 13Marosi
  • 2MasonBooked at 45mins
  • 6ButlerBooked at 77mins
  • 12AndersonBooked at 45mins
  • 3Andrew
  • 17BlairSubstituted forAndersonat 78'minutes
  • 8WhitemanBooked at 77mins
  • 15Kane
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forMayat 45'minutes
  • 9Marquis
  • 16TaylorSubstituted forWilksat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Wilks
  • 11Crawford
  • 14Beestin
  • 19May
  • 22Anderson
  • 24Amos
  • 33Jones
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
9,873

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Attempt missed. Mallik Wilks (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Joe Aribo (Charlton Athletic).

Herbie Kane (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jason Pearce.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Krystian Bielik.

Foul by Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic).

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Naby Sarr replaces Anfernee Dijksteel.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Jermaine Anderson replaces Matty Blair.

Booking

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Krystian Bielik (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Tom Anderson.

Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mallik Wilks (Doncaster Rovers).

Booking

Jamie Ward (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Mark Marshall replaces Ben Reeves.

Ben Reeves (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Andrew (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Igor Vetokele replaces Lyle Taylor.

Attempt missed. Joe Aribo (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Krystian Bielik (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Krystian Bielik.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jason Pearce.

Attempt blocked. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Danny Andrew.

Second Half

Second Half begins Charlton Athletic 2, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie May replaces James Coppinger.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Mallik Wilks replaces Paul Taylor.

Half Time

First Half ends, Charlton Athletic 2, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Attempt missed. Ben Reeves (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Jamie Ward (Charlton Athletic) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Booking

Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth17115128141438
2Sunderland16105132131935
3Peterborough17103433221133
4Barnsley1694329141531
5Luton178542719829
6Accrington177732119228
7Coventry178452018228
8Charlton167452420425
9Doncaster177462524125
10Walsall167451922-325
11Fleetwood176562419523
12Southend177282122-123
13Blackpool155731715222
14Burton166372222021
15Wycombe175662324-121
16Rochdale175572231-920
17Gillingham165382628-218
18Shrewsbury174671620-418
19Scunthorpe174672637-1118
20Bristol Rovers174581414017
21Oxford Utd173682027-715
22Plymouth1734101829-1113
23Wimbledon1732121126-1511
24Bradford1731131231-1910
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