Charlton Athletic 1-1 Rotherham United, League One: report, ratings and verdict


Charlton Athletic 4-1-3-2



Rotherham United 3-1-4-2

Half Time: 0 - 1 The Valley ( Attendance: 12,592 (371) )
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Charlton Athletic maintained their unbeaten record under caretaker boss Johnnie Jackson with a lively 1-1 draw with Rotherham United at The Valley.

The opening 45 minutes was a low-key affair with neither side having any clear cut chances – Charlton’s best chance of the half coming from a Conor Washington header straight at Rotherham’s Josh Vickers.

However, the visitors took the lead in the second minute of stoppage time as Mickel Miller smashed home a volley from the edge of the six yard box after Charlton failed to deal with a deep cross.

It set-up a lively second-half as Charlton went in search of an equaliser with Alex Gilbey finding Washington, only for the forward’s heavy touch to be well saved by Vickers.

Rotherham captain Michael Ihikewe was then fortunate to escape a sending-off for a second bookable offence for a shirt tug as Charlton continued to pile on the pressure.

But with seven minutes left to play, Washington got his and Charlton’s deserved goal, hitting a low shot which took a deflection to grab a share of the points.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

With Rotherham trying to preserve their lead, Michael Ihikewe should have been sent-off for a second bookable offence. The fact he wasn’t and was immediately substituted said it all.

Moan of the Match

Too often Charlton failed to get men forward quickly enough to capitalise on the counter-attack.

Talking Point

Charlton’s new-found defensive solidity is a big positive, continually snuffing out the danger when the opposition found themselves in good positions.

Man of the Match

Alex Gilbey – a complete midfield performance; winning the ball back, creating chances and heavily contributing to attacking and defensive phases of play.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Scott Oldham (Lancashire) – had a poor game drawing the ire of both sets of fans, not letting the game flow and failing to send off Ihikewe.


The Covered End was once again in fine voice with vitriol directed towards the hapless referee.


A well-earned draw from a Charlton Athletic side still finding its feet. The new-found defensive solitary is a massive positive but attacking dynamism is still needed.

Line Ups

Charlton Athletic 4-1-3-2

MacGillivray; Gunter, Pearce, Famewo, Purrington; Dobson; Jaiyesimi (Blackett-Taylor, 80), Gilbey, Lee; Stockley, Washington

Subs not used:

Henderson, Watson, Elerewe, Kirk, Davison, Clare


Stockley, Famewo, Purrington

Rotherham United 3-1-4-2

Vickers; Edmonds-Green, Wood, Ihiekwe (Ogbene, 59); Barlaser; Harding, Rathbone, Wiles (Odoffin, 81), Miller (Ferguson, 68); Smith, Ladapo

Subs not used:

Johansson, Sadlier, Grigg, Kayode


Wiles, Smith, Ihiekwe, Barlaser

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