AFC Wimbledon 1-1 Charlton Athletic, League One: report, ratings and verdict


AFC Wimbledon 3-5-2



Charlton Athletic 3-5-2

Half Time: 0 - 0 Kingsmeadow ( Attendance: 8,184 (1,100) )
1 min

AFC Wimbledon could only manage a point towards their League One relegation fight as they played out a fiery 1-1 draw with South London rivals Charlton Athletic at Plough Lane.

In an encounter which lacked any real quality, Charlton started the brighter with Jayden Stockley and Diallang Jaiyesimi both having efforts to open the scoring.

However, Wimbledon grew into the game and ended the opening 45 minutes in the ascendancy as Jack Rudoni’s low shot drew a first save from Craig MacGillivray in the Charlton goal.

The game then sparked into life just before the hour mark when substitute Ryan Inniss was shown a straight red after woefully misjudging a lunge on George Marsh.

Despite the numerical disadvantage, it was Charlton who took the lead as Adam Matthews drove down the right and put in a perfectly weighted cross for Stockley to head past Wimbledon keeper Nik Tzanev.

Wimbledon went in desperate search for an equaliser and found one in the 87th minute as Ethan Chislett powered through the Charlton defence to tee up Zach Robinson’s stooping header.

The Dons had the better of the eight minutes of stoppage time but couldn’t find a winner to remain four points from safety.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Zach Robinson’s equaliser to rescue a point for Wimbledon could well be remembered as a pivotal moment in the season if the Dons somehow manage to stay up.

Moan of the Match

The Dons’ inability to fashion any notable chances when the momentum is in their favour is a worrying concern.

Talking Point

Facing a side down to ten-men and nothing to really play for other than pride, was this a golden opportunity missed for Wimbledon to gain their first win of 2022?

Man of the Match

Ayoub Assal – his pace and persistence gave the Charlton defence nervy moments throughout.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Neil Hair (Cambridgeshire) – ignored numerous bookable offences and infringements while his endorsement of rough play meant he was never fully in control.


Both sets of fans were vociferous and brought a real sense of passion to a heated South London Derby.


A hard earned point for both sides but Wimbledon will be disappointed not to have got more out of the game after playing against 10 men for over half an hour.

Line Ups

AFC Wimbledon 3-5-2

Tzanev; Nightingale, Heneghan, Csoka (Guinness-Walker, 72); Lawrence (Chislett, 79), Marsh, Woodyard, Rudoni, Osew (Mebude, 72); Assal, Robinson

Subs not used:

Broome, Ablade, Kalambayi, Osei Yaw



Charlton Athletic 3-5-2

MacGillivray; Clare, Lavelle (Inniss, 49), Purrington; Matthews, Dobson, Forster-Caskey (Famewo, 58), Lee, Jaiyesimi (Blackett-Taylor, 64); Stockley, Washington

Subs not used:

Harness, Leko, Fraser, Burstow


Dobson, Purrington

Sent Off


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