Charlton Athletic 4-0 Doncaster Rovers, League One: report, ratings and verdict


Charlton Athletic 4-1-3-2



Doncaster Rovers 4-3-3

Half Time: 2 - 0 The Valley ( Attendance: 16,449 (589) )
1 min

Charlton Athletic moved out of the bottom four with a comfortable 4-0 win over an uninspiring Doncaster Rovers at the Valley.

In their first home game with Johnnie Jackson in temporary charge following Nigel Adkins’ sacking, Elliot Lee’s free-kick settled any early Charlton nerves after 21 minutes.

And it was quickly two as Conor Washington converted from the spot after Alex Gilbey was fouled after a surging run into the box.

Charlton continued to impose their authority after the break and duly scored a third when Doncaster keeper Pontus Dahlberg fumbled Lee’s free-kick straight into Jayden Stockley’s path for a simple tap-in.

Diallang Jaiyesimi then found space on the left-hand side to cross for Ben Purrington to round off the scoring with a 71st minute header.

The win is the first time this season Charlton have won successive league games as they move out of the relegation zone on goal difference.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Elliot Lee’s opening goal settled Charlton down and helped turn a scrappy game into a cakewalk for the Addicks.

Moan of the Match

In what proved to be a comfortable day for Charlton, the fact they didn’t score more can be the only complaint against a woeful Doncaster side.

Talking Point

Has George Dobson found a position and a club where he can finally realise his full potential?

Man of the Match

George Dobson – was imperious in front of the defence, seamlessly turning defence into attack after constantly winning the ball back for Charlton.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Tim Robinson (West Sussex) –  did well to keep control with no dubious decision-making and even kept Richie Wellens in order by booking the Doncaster boss.


The Covered End was a wall of noise as the Charlton faithful rallied around a reinvigorated Addicks side, singing ‘We’ve got our Charlton back’.


A comfortable win for Charlton which the Valley had longed for with the Addicks really showing their league position isn’t a fair reflection of their overall quality.

Line Ups

Charlton Athletic 4-1-3-2

MacGillivray; Gunter, Pearce, Famewo, Purrington; Dobson; Leko (Jaiyesimi, 15), Gilbey, Lee (Clare, 75); Stockley, Washington (Davison, 84)

Subs not used:

Henderson, Blackett-Taylor, Watson, Elerewe



Doncaster Rovers 4-3-3

Dahlberg; Knoyle (Rowe, 57), Williams, Anderson, Olowu; Galbraith, Bostock, Smith; Vilca (Cukur, 76), Dodoo, Hiwula (Horton, 75)

Subs not used:

Jones, Barlow, Hasani, Blythe



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