AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Charlton Athletic, League One: report, ratings and verdict


AFC Wimbledon 3-5-2



Charlton Athletic 4-3-3

Half Time: 1 - 0 Kingsmeadow ( Attendance: 4,532 (750) )
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A stoppage-time Igor Vetokele strike sealed a 2-1 victory for Charlton Athletic against AFC Wimbledon in a pulsating London derby.

It was a cruel blow for the Dons who were more than worthy of a point against an Addicks side who looked disjointed and lacklustre for large parts of the encounter.

Tenacious in the tackle and quick on the break, Wimbledon were well worth their 24th minute lead as Michael Folivi tapped home a free-kick after good work from Terell Thomas.

However Charlton could have equalised just past the half-hour mark as Lyle Taylor volleyed an effort over the bar with the goal at his mercy.

The second-half opened with Addicks boss Lee Bowyer sent to the stands before the Addicks somehow found an equaliser through a thunderous Naby Sarr free-kick (51).

It sparked the visitors into life and they slowly began to turn the screw but left it until the 91st minute to seal an unlikely victory as Vetokele stabbed home after a scramble in the box.

The result leaves both sides as they were in the table – Charlton consolidating their position in the Play-Offs and Wimbledon bottom – but crucially now seven points from safety.

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

Sarr’s equaliser early in the second-period – a thunderbolt out of nowhere to give Charlton a stranglehold in a game they didn’t deserve at that point.

Moan of the Match

How Wimbledon didn’t get at least a point from that display will hurt Dons’ fans.

Talking Point

Is that the end of the Great Escape for Wimbledon? And despite the win, how do Charlton fill Karlan Grant’s striking shoes?

Man of the Match

Michael Folivi– On loan from Watford, the youngster may be a raw talent but he showed an extra touch of quality while he was on the pitch.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Chris Kavanagh (Greater Manchester) – Inconsistent and suckered too often into the gamesmanship both sides occasionally showed.


Spring sunshine, a few drinks, fans and a London Derby – perfect conditions but pity there could only be one winner.


A smash-and-grab victory for out-of-sorts Charlton while arguably acting as another nail in AFC Wimbledon’s League One coffin.

Line Ups

AFC Wimbledon 3-5-2

Ramsdale; Thomas, Nightingale, Kalambayi; Sibbick, Wagstaff, Hartigan (McLoughlin, 63), Wordsworth (Barcham, 80), Seddon; Folivi (Hanson, 70), Pigott

Subs not used:

McDonnell, Watson, Pinnock, Garratt


Thomas, Sibbick, Seddon

Charlton Athletic 4-3-3

Phillips; Solly (Dijksteel, 85), Bauer, Sarr, Purrington; Aribo, Cullen, Lapslie (Vetokele, 79); Williams, Taylor, Marshall (Fosu, 61)

Subs not used:

Maxwell, Pearce, Reeves, Pratley


Marshall, Sarr, Williams

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