Charlton Athletic 4-0 Scunthorpe United, League One: report, ratings and verdict


Charlton Athletic 4-1-2-1-2



Scunthorpe United 4-2-2-2

Half Time: 1 - 0 The Valley ( Attendance: 11,973 (309) )
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Charlton Athletic got back to winning ways with a routine 4-0 victory over Scunthorpe United at The Valley.

After losing to Oxford United on Good Friday, the Addicks dominated throughout with Albie Morgan nearly breaking the deadlock after three minutes only to see his effort hit the side netting.

The hosts did take the lead in the 24th minute from the unlikeliest of sources though; Anfernee Dijksteel drilling the ball home after good work from Lyle Taylor.

Struggling Scunthorpe rarely troubled but had a couple of chances to equalise just before the interval – Dillon Phillips saving well from George Thomas before an unmarked Funso Ojo fluffed his lines from 12 yards out.

However, three goals in nine second-half minutes made sure of the Charlton win with Joe Aribo powering home a 57th minute header to make it 2-0.

Aribo then turned provider for Igor Vetokele to add a third before Taylor deservedly got on the scoresheet with a stunning free-kick (66).

Scunthorpe’s only reply was for an unmarked Thomas to volley over from eight yards out as Charlton played out the remainder of the game with ease.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Scunthorpe’s two missed opportunities at the end of the first-half was the warning the Addicks needed to up the ante in the second period.

Moan of the Match

Considering Scunthorpe are staring League One relegation in the face they lacked any real intensity for large periods.

Talking Point

With a Play-Off place guaranteed, how does Lee Bowyer approach the remainder of the ‘normal’ season – rest key personnel or continue with intensity and momentum?

Man of the Match

Anfernee Dijksteel – the Dutchman took his first Addicks goal well and always offered an option out wide.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Brett Huxtable (Devon) – didn’t have much to do in a rather pedestrian affair overall.


Strange – the sunshine appearing to make a lot of fans forget a game was taking place with spells of noise around the second-half flurry of goals.


The game felt like a pre-season friendly at times which will suit Lee Bowyer with much harder games to come.

Line Ups

Charlton Athletic 4-1-2-1-2

Phillips; Dijksteel, Bauer, Sarr, Purrington; Cullen; Reeves (Pratley, 72), Morgan; Aribo (Forster-Caskey, 79); Taylor, Vetokele (Williams, 66)

Subs not used:

Pearce, Parker, Maxwell, Lapslie

Scunthorpe United 4-2-2-2

Alnwick; Perch, McArdle, Webster, Borthwick-Jackson; Morris (Hallam, 82), Lewis (Lund, 74); Ojo, Hammill (van Veen, 64); Thomas, Novak

Subs not used:

Sutton, McGahey, Flatt, Wootton



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