Charlton Athletic 0-1 MK Dons, League One: report, ratings and verdict


Charlton Athletic 4-3-3



MK Dons 3-4-1-2

Half Time: 0 - 0 The Valley ( Attendance: 2,000 )
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Charlton Athletic slipped to a 1-0 defeat against League one strugglers MK Dons in a game where the Addicks welcomed back 2,000 fans to The Valley.

MK Dons dominated from the first whistle with Cameron Jerome fluffing an effort in the first minute after good combination play from Carlton Morris and Scott Fraser down the left.

Charlton keeper Ben Amos was also called into action twice in the first-half to deny Fraser while Ben Gladwin’s corner almost snuck in at his near post.

The Addicks continued to struggle after the interval and once again had Amos to thank for a superb low save to deny Morris in the 54th minute. 

Charlton’s first real chance of the game came in the 69th minute when Conor Washington cut in off the left-hand side and rifled an effort straight into the arms of Andy Fisher in the MK goal.

The visitors eventually broke the deadlock in the 75th minute, Charlton affording Lasse Sorensen too much space to carry the ball forward before finding Fraser to fire home.

Charlton tried to rally late on with Darren Pratley hitting the bar in stoppage time but ultimately it was too little, too late.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Darren Pratley hitting the bar in the 92nd minute would have given the Addicks an unlikely and fortunate point.

Moan of the Match

Charlton were unable to stop MK Dons continually threatening down their right-hand side and it eventually proved costly for Fraser’s winner.

Talking Point

Did Lee Bowyer’s decision to make all four substitutes in the second-half prevent Charlton finding any much-needed rhythm?

Man of the Match

Ben Amos – MK Dons’ margin of victory could have been a lot more were it not for his heroic performance between the sticks.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Andy Davies (Hampshire) – a bit too friendly with his whistle for the home fans liking. 


The noise 2,000 fans can make was astonishing – whether they were cheering, booing, or moaning – it’s fantastic to have supporters back again.


The Charlton faithful will be disappointed with the performance with the lucky 2,000 ballot winners expecting a lot more from their team.

Line Ups

Charlton Athletic 4-3-3

Amos; Matthews, Gunter, Pratley, Purrington; Morgan (Williams, 60), Watson (Famewo, 66), Shinnie (Maddison, 46); Gilbey, Bogle (Aneke, 60), Washington

Subs not used:

Maynard-Brewer, Pearce, Henry


Pratley, Gilbey, Maddison

MK Dons 3-4-1-2

Fisher; O’Hora, Keogh, Lewington; Sorinola, Kasumu, Surman (Sorensen, 66), Fraser; Gladwin (Poole, 77); Morris, Jerome (Walker, 81)

Subs not used:

Nicholls, Williams, Cargill, Harvie


Sorinola, Lewington

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