Charlton Athletic 0-2 Accrington Stanley, League One: report, ratings and verdict


Charlton Athletic 4-3-3



Accrington Stanley 3-5-2

Half Time: 0 - 1 The Valley ( Attendance: NA )
1 min

Charlton Athletic have now gone four games without a win after a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Accrington Stanley at The Valley.

Although the visitors started on the front foot, it was Charlton debutant Liam Millar who had the first real effort on goal – his curled effort forcing a save from Stanley keeper Nathan Baxter.

Jake Forster-Caskey then came close with a great strike from just inside the box that Baxter denied before Stanley opened the scoring on 36 minutes via an horrific Jason Pearce mistake. 

The defender got his header all wrong, and Colby Bishop capitalised by chipping the ball over Ben Amos to open the scoring.

Dion Charles should have made it two ten minutes into the second-half as the ball fell to him in space at the penalty spot, but he skied his effort well over the bar. 

However, Stanley did eventually double their advantage through Bishop in the 67th minute, firing past Amos after some excellent footwork to secure the three points for Stanley. 

The result means Charlton drop to seventh, just outside the Play-Off places while Accrington Stanley move up to fifth.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Jason Pearce’s errant header fell to Colby Bishop to open the scoring and Charlton never looked like recovering.

Moan of the Match

The Addicks shot themselves in the foot for both goals with a poor header for the first goal and a failure to clear the danger for the second.

Talking Point

That makes it four games without a win for Charlton – just how damaging will this poor run be to their promotion hopes?

Man of the Match

Liam Millar – the debutant played well in the first-half and looked like the biggest threat to score before being taken off.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

John Busby (Oxfordshire) – Kept control of a slightly chippy game and overall a decent performance from the man in the middle.


You could almost hear the boos from the Charlton faithful swirling around the empty stadium as they would surely have been disappointed watching this performance from home.


Average for Charlton, brilliant from Accrington Stanley. After a reasonably decent first-half display, the Addicks were underwhelming in the second period and deserved to lose.

Line Ups

Charlton Athletic 4-3-3

Amos; Gunter, Oshilaja, Pearce, Maatsen; Morgan (Williams, 63), Gilbey, Forster-Caskey; Smyth (Schwartz, 78), Washington (Aneke, 46), Millar ((Maddison, 63) (Purrington, 90+2))

Subs not used:

Matthews, Maynard-Brewer


Morgan, Maatsen

Accrington Stanley 3-5-2

Baxter; Nottingham, Hughes, Burgess; Rodgers (Cassidy, 66), Butcher, Conneely, McConville (Roberts, 83), Pritchard; Charles, Bishop

Subs not used:

Russell, Uwakwe, Barclay, Sama, Savin



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