Charlton Athletic 3-2 AFC Wimbledon, League One: report, ratings and verdict


Charlton Athletic 3-1-4-2



AFC Wimbledon 4-2-3-1

Half Time: 2 - 2 The Valley ( Attendance: 22,486 (1,233) )
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Charlton Athletic beat AFC Wimbledon 3-2 in a scintillating end-to-end encounter full of chances and mistakes at The Valley.

The Dons took the lead in the third minute as Charlton keeper Craig MacGillivray dropped the ball at Ethan Chislett’s feet to score after coming to collect Will Nightingale’s header from a free-kick.

However, the Addicks were level 15 minutes later through Ryan Inniss’ header via a deflection before they made it 2-1 as Diallang Jaiyesimi set-up Conor Washington.

That lead lasted only five minutes though, as Anthony Hartigan’s free-kick found the unmarked Ben Heneghan at the far post to equalise with a diving header.

The second-half began with Ayoub Assal having two opportunities to give Wimbledon the lead – a shot from inside the box going narrowly wide before taking too many touches when played in.

Charlton then took the lead again on the hour mark as a corner was floated into the back post and Akin Famewo thundered a header home.

And although Heneghan went close late on with a header, Charlton survived to claim the win and local bragging rights.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

The opening goal from Craig MacGillivray’s mistake brought added impetus to Charlton’s play and laid the platform for an end-to-end encounter.

Moan of the Match

Poor defending from both sides made this derby far more open than it should have been, leaving managers Johnnie Jackson and Mark Robinson with plenty to work on.

Talking Point

Diallang Jaiyesimi impressed after replacing the injured Corey Blackett-Taylor early on – has he done enough to claim a starting place?

Man of the Match

Ryan Inniss – dealt with the physicality of Sam Cosgrove well and was crucial in Charlton getting back into the game with their opener.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Christopher Pollard (Suffolk) – did well to allow a frenetic game to flow and got all the big calls right throughout.


Two raucous sets of fans had plenty to feed on from an entertaining game, producing a deafening Valley.


Charlton should be pleased with the victory in a hard-fought encounter but AFC Wimbledon will be disappointed with the manner of the goals they conceded.

Line Ups

Charlton Athletic 3-1-4-2

MacGillivray; Clare, Inniss, Famewo; Dobson; Matthews, Morgan (Fraser, 73), Gilbey, Blackett-Taylor (Jaiyesimi, 12); Washington, Aneke (Burstow, 69)

Subs not used:

Henderson, Purrington, Pearce, Lee


Jaiyesimi, Clare, Gilbey, Inniss

AFC Wimbledon 4-2-3-1

Tzanev; Osew, Heneghan, Nightingale, Brown; Hartigan, Marsh; Rudoni (Ablade, 76), Chislett (McCormick, 76), Assal; Cosgrove (Cosgrave, 67)

Subs not used:

Broome, Csoka, Guinness-Walker, Mebude

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