Charlton Athletic 5-2 AFC Wimbledon, League One: report, ratings and verdict


Charlton Athletic 4-4-2



AFC Wimbledon 3-5-2

Half Time: 1 - 2 The Valley ( Attendance: 2,000 )
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Charlton Athletic produced a remarkable second-half comeback to beat AFC Wimbledon 5-2 at The Valley.

The Dons startly brightly and had it not been for Chris Gunter’s quick thinking in clearing a Joe Pigott effort off the line, would have taken the lead in the 20th minute.

However, it was Charlton who broke the deadlock in the 37th minute – Jason Pearce playing a superb through ball to Conor Washington who cut inside onto his right foot and unleashed a curling effort past Dons’ keeper Connal Trueman.

AFC Wimbledon’s response was almost immediate though, Pigott equalising five minutes later before Daniel Csoka gave the Dons a deserved 2-1 lead on the stroke of half-time.

Charlton then made it 2-2 through Jake Forster-Caskey in the 64th minute after Trueman parried substitute Chuks Aneke’s effort into his path.

And fellow sub Jonny Williams sealed the comeback a minute later after a great interchange between Marcus Maddison and Gunter down the Charlton right. 

Charlton dominated the rest of the game with Aneke adding a fourth in the 85th minute before Ben Purrington rounded off the scoring to make it five in injury time.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

The second-half introduction of Chuks Aneke and Jonny Williams instantly swung the game in Charlton’s favour.

Moan of the Match

The referee was too whistle-shy in the opening period before strangely finding it for a few incredibly innocuous decisions later in the game.

Talking Point

Why was Chuks Aneke not playing from the start for Charlton? The forward offered the Addicks a much needed focal point and had a greater impact than Omar Bogle.

Man of the Match

Marcus Maddison – despite not managing to get on the scoresheet was Charlton’s brightest spark throughout.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

David Rock (Hertfordshire) – could be argued he was ‘letting the game flow’ but it appeared as though he forgot his whistle and cards for large parts of the game.


Fantastic support for the Charlton faithful, with arguably the loudest cheers coming for chairman Thomas Sandgaard with fans singing “We’ve got our Charlton back”.


In the end a well deserved victory for Charlton but worryingly it’s now nine goals conceded in two league games for AFC Wimbledon.

Line Ups

Charlton Athletic 4-4-2

Amos; Gunter, Pearce, Pratley, Maatsen; Maddison (Purrington, 84), Watson, Forster-Caskey, Gilbey (Williams, 53); Bogle (Aneke, 53), Washington (Oshilaja, 89)

Subs not used:

Maynard-Brewer, Matthews, Levitt



AFC Wimbledon 3-5-2

Trueman; Thomas (Nightingale, 71), Henegan, Csoka (Palmer, 84); McLoughlin, Woodyard, Hartigan (Reilly, 70), Rudoni (Chislett, 70), Seddon; Longman, Pigott

Subs not used:

Tzanev, Guinness-Walker, Alexander


Rudoni, Trueman

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