Charlton Athletic 1-1 Shrewsbury Town, League One: report, ratings and verdict


Charlton Athletic 4-4-2



Shrewsbury Town 3-5-2

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

Charlton Athletic came from behind to salvage a 1-1 draw against Shrewsbury Town courtesy of a Conor Washington strike 12 minutes from time.

A quiet opening period sparked into life in the 17th minute when Albie Morgan saw a curling effort deflected behind before Jayden Stockley failed to direct a header on target.

Stockley looked the likeliest to break the deadlock in a fairly uneventful first-half and had another chance when he shot straight at Shrewsbury keeper Harry Burgoyne after latching onto Ian Maatsen’s cut-back.

While the Addicks controlled much of the opening period, it was Shrewsbury who took the lead ten minutes after the restart through a Sean Goss header.

Charlton then had a huge chance to get back on level terms in the 70th minute, but Chuks Aneke smashed his effort against the crossbar from six yards out.

However, the hosts didn’t have to wait too much longer as Conor Washington fired low past Burgoyne to make it 1-1 in the 78th minute.

A sloppy backpass nearly handed Shrewsbury the winner in the final moments, but Edwards couldn’t direct his shot on target with Charlton keeper Ben Amos seemingly beaten.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

With Charlton seemingly starting to run out of steam, Conor Washington stepped up to grab a crucial equaliser.

Moan of the Match

The decision to start both Darren Pratley and Ben Watson in midfield gave Charlton lots of experience, but limited their ability to move the ball with any sort of speed.

Talking Point

Charlton have stopped leaking debilitating amounts of goals, but the attack has suffered as a consequence with manager Lee Bowyer needing to find a way to make the entire team click.

Man of the Match

Conor Washington – none of Charlton’s players really stood out but the forward worked hard and scored the vital equaliser.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Declan Bourne (Nottinghamshire) – the referee was left with little in the way of big decisions, as a relatively clean game passed him by.


A typically quiet empty stadium started to wake up in the final 15 minutes as Charlton searched for an equaliser and then a winner.


Charlton look much better than they did three weeks ago, but they’re still a work in progress and they likely don’t have enough time to perfect things for a run at the Play-Offs.

Line Ups

Charlton Athletic 4-4-2

Amos; Gunter, Famewo, Pearce, Maatsen; Morgan (Jaiyesimi, 80), Watson, Pratley (Smith, 63), Millar (Shinnie, 64); Stockley (Aneke, 64), Washington (Schwartz, 88)

Subs not used:

Maynard-Brewer, Oshilaja


Pratley, Maatsen

Shrewsbury Town 3-5-2

Burgoyne; Pennington, Ebanks-Landell, Williams; Daniels, Walker (Whalley, 90), Goss (Davis, 79), Vela, Ogbeta; Main (Udoh, 79), Chapman (Edwards, 70)

Subs not used:

Sarkic, Pyke, Sears


Walker, Williams

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