Charlton Athletic 1-2 Burton Albion, League One: report, ratings and verdict


Charlton Athletic 5-2-3



Burton Albion 4-5-1

Half Time: 1 - 1 The Valley ( Attendance: NA )
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Charlton Athletic dropped further off the League One Play-Off pace with a disappointing 2-1 defeat to bottom of the table Burton Albion at The Valley.

The hosts started on top and were rewarded nine minutes in when Jayden Stockley nodded them in front from a corner.

And they could have doubled their lead moments later as Andrew Shinnie hit the top of the crossbar with a vicious free-kick.

But despite the early dominance, Burton got back on level terms in the 25th minute when Mike Fondop headed in at the back post. 

Charlton had the ball in the net again just before the break through Deji Oshilaja but their celebrations were curtailed by the linesman’s flag.

The second-half then saw Burton capitalise on Charlton’s inability to take their chances when Danny Rowe’s 54th minute long distance shot deflected off Ben Watson and into the top corner.

And although they huffed and puffed in the final 30 minutes, Charlton never looked close to finding an equaliser with Burton running out comfortable winners.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Finely poised at 1-1, Charlton again suffered from a stroke of misfortune as Danny Rowe’s shot took a massive deflection on its way into the net.

Moan of the Match

Desperate for a win, Charlton never really looked like getting back into the game after conceding the second, something fans will find unacceptable.

Talking Point

For the eighth consecutive home game Charlton conceded at least two goals – if they aren’t out of the running already, their frail defence will see the end to any promotion hopes.

Man of the Match

Jayden Stockley – scorer of Charlton’s last three goals, the Preston loanee battled hard in a sea of mediocrity.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Christopher Pollard (Suffolk) – both teams made their frustrations with the officials known, but in truth he didn’t have any big decisions to make.


Charlton’s players were very quiet all night, a worrying sign for a struggling team.


Disjointed and slow, Charlton deserved to lose and against relegation threatened Burton that’s simply not good enough.

Line Ups

Charlton Athletic 5-2-3

Amos; Matthews, Pratley, Pearce (Schwartz, 72), Oshilaja, Purrington (Maatsen, 72); Shinnie, Watson (P. Smith, 85); Jaiyesimi (Aneke, 56), Stockley, Millar

Subs not used:

Harness, Famewo, Washington

Burton Albion 4-5-1

Garratt, Hamer, Carter, Bostwick, Gallacher (Brayford, 68); J.Smith, Edwards, Wallace (Rowe, 38), Clare, Akins; Fondop (Mancienne, 75)

Subs not used:

O’Hara, Powell, Varney, Broom

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