Charlton Athletic 2-2 Swindon Town, League One: report, ratings and verdict


Charlton Athletic 4-4-2



Swindon Town 4-2-3-1

Half Time: 0 - 2 The Valley ( Attendance: NA )
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Charlton Athletic came from two goals down to rescue a point with a 2-2 draw against Swindon Town at The Valley.

Despite starting on the front foot, the Addicks found themselves behind after just five minutes when Hallam Hope drove past Adam Matthews before firing past Ben Amos.  

Liam Millar came close to an equaliser in the 31st minute, brushing the crossbar with a curling free-kick before Swindon doubled their advantage eight minutes later when Matty Palmer’s effort deflected past Amos.

Charlton piled on the pressure after the interval and got back into the game in the 57th minute with Chuks Aneke latching onto a chipped cross from Millar at the back post to halve the deficit.

Aneke then had a golden chance to grab an equaliser nine minutes later but could only rattle the crossbar with a volley from eight yards out.

Charlton continued to push bodies forward and were finally rewarded as the game entered stoppage time with Andrew Shinnie getting the finishing touch to make it 2-2. 

And Conor Washington could have snatched an unlikely win with almost the last kick of the game but couldn’t convert from a tight angle.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Charlton did well to snatch a point but will feel they should have had all three after Conor Washington rounded the keeper before hitting the side netting in the dying moments.

Moan of the Match

After conceding 16 goals in their previous eight matches, Charlton dug themselves a giant hole by conceding two more in the first-half.

Talking Point

Following the second-half capitulation at Peterborough on Tuesday night, Charlton did the reverse today – why can’t they put a complete 90 minutes together?

Man of the Match

Jake Forster-Caskey – Charlton needed a driving force to get them back into the game and the midfielder provided just that, running non-stop and constantly making smart decisions on the ball.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

James Linington (Newport) – left with little to do until the closing stages and just about kept control of a game that threatened to spiral into mayhem late on.


A quiet first-half from the two benches exploded after the interval – both managers loudly remonstrating with the referee as the game reached a pulsating conclusion.


Charlton showed plenty of heart and desire to come back from two goals down, but their defensive issues will cripple any promotion charge if not fixed soon.

Line Ups

Charlton Athletic 4-4-2

Amos; Matthews, Gunter, Oshilaja, Maatsen (Pearce, 72); Williams (Shinnie, 46), Pratley (Morgan, 61), Forster-Caskey, Millar; Aneke (Stockley, 76), Schwartz (Washington, 76)

Subs not used:

Harness, Gilbey

Swindon Town 4-2-3-1

Travers; Freeman (Odimayo, 72), Masterson, Conroy, Thompson; Palmer, Lyden; Grant (Payne, 63), Twine (Smith, 64), Hope (Pitman, 82) Jaiyesimi

Subs not used:

Smith, Curran, Grant


Twine, Jaiyesimi, Thompson

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