Stevenage 1-0 Charlton

Table-topping Charlton suffered their first defeat of the season as they went down to a luckless defeat in their first-ever meeting with Stevenage.

The only goal of the game came from former Charlton midfielder Stacy Long's deflected shot in just the 11th minute.

Long cut in from the left to try his luck with a speculative 20-yarder, but it took a huge deflection to completely wrongfoot Addicks keeper Ben Hamer.

The League One leaders were unbeaten since losing at Walsall on 30 April.

Stevenage keeper Chris Day twice denied Charlton with excellent stops from Dale Stephens and Leon Cort, while Rhoys Wiggins hammered a shot inches wide.

Long almost doubled his tally when he saw a powerful drive beaten away by Hamer, while Jon Ashton came close to doubling the home side's advantage after the break.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It's not been the best of times and we needed three points, there is no question about that. We knew we needed to step up our level.

"We have shown that we are capable of mixing it with the big boys when we get the levels right. When we play below our level we are capable of giving points away.

"There have been lessons learned and it is important for us to bed in this performance, remember what we did well and build upon it."

Charlton boss Chris Powell told BBC London 94.9:

"It's wasn't our afternoon but that happens in football. We've lost a game and our terrific unbeaten record ends.

"Now we move on and try to get another one.

"We need to regroup and get over the loss. We don't want to dwell on it."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Stevenage

  • 16 Day
  • 02 Wilson
  • 03 Laird
  • 05 Ashton
  • 14 Roberts
  • 25 Henry
  • 08 Long (Shroot - 69' )
  • 21 Mousinho Booked
  • 24 Bostwick
  • 10 Reid Booked (Beardsley - 57' )
  • 26 Harrison (Byrom - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Julian
  • 06 Edwards
  • 13 Byrom
  • 32 Shroot
  • 20 Beardsley

Charlton

  • 01 Hamer
  • 05 Morrison Booked
  • 06 Taylor (Hayes - 88' )
  • 16 Wiggins Booked
  • 28 Cort
  • 04 Jackson
  • 07 Green Booked (Wagstaff - 72' )
  • 08 Stephens (Evina - 80' )
  • 22 Hollands Booked
  • 10 Wright-Phillips
  • 36 Kermorgant

Substitutes

  • 13 Sullivan
  • 03 Evina
  • 20 Solly
  • 11 Wagstaff
  • 09 Hayes
Ref: Naylor
Att: 4,724

Match Stats

Shots

4 11

On target

2 6

Corners

12 9

Fouls

17 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:05 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +5:23

Corner taken left-footed by Johnnie Jackson, clearance by Jon Ashton.

90:00 +4:11

Unfair challenge on Rhoys Wiggins by John Mousinho results in a free kick. Ben Hamer takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +3:47

Cedric Evina challenges John Mousinho unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Bostwick takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +3:36

Michael Bostwick decides to take the corner short.

90:00 +3:13

Short corner worked by Michael Bostwick.

90:00 +2:45 Booking

Booking The referee shows Rhoys Wiggins a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +2:29

Rhoys Wiggins challenges Lawrie Wilson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Bostwick takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:51 Booking

Booking Booking for John Mousinho for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +1:32

John Mousinho decides to take the corner short.

87:59

Unfair challenge on Danny Hollands by John Mousinho results in a free kick. Ben Hamer takes the free kick.

86:59 Substitution

Substitution Paul Hayes replaces Matthew Taylor.

86:59

Unfair challenge on Scott Laird by Bradley Wright-Phillips results in a free kick. Chris Day takes the free kick.

83:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robin Shroot on Michael Morrison. Ben Hamer takes the free kick.

82:17

Scott Wagstaff challenges Robin Shroot unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Day.

81:46

Michael Bostwick has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

80:46 Substitution

Substitution Joel Byrom joins the action as a substitute, replacing Byron Harrison.

79:45 Substitution

Substitution Cedric Evina comes on in place of Dale Stephens.

79:45

Foul by Michael Morrison on Chris Beardsley, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Chris Day.

78:49

Unfair challenge on Michael Morrison by Chris Beardsley results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Johnnie Jackson, save made by Ben Hamer.

78:25

Foul by Lawrie Wilson on Rhoys Wiggins, free kick awarded. Ben Hamer restarts play with the free kick.

76:43

Leon Cort concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Beardsley. Ronnie Henry takes the direct free kick.

74:35

Inswinging corner taken by Robin Shroot from the right by-line, clearance made by Michael Morrison.

74:10

Outswinging corner taken by Johnnie Jackson, save made by Chris Day.

73:51

Leon Cort takes a shot. Comfortable save by Chris Day.

73:17

Corner taken left-footed by Johnnie Jackson from the left by-line, Robin Shroot makes a clearance.

72:40

Ronnie Henry challenges Johnnie Jackson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Johnnie Jackson from left channel, Jon Ashton makes a clearance.

71:33 Substitution

Substitution Danny Green goes off and Scott Wagstaff comes on.

71:33 Booking

Booking Booking for Michael Morrison for unsporting behaviour.

71:24

Michael Morrison is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.

70:01

Danny Green fouled by Michael Bostwick, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Green crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Mark Roberts makes a clearance.

68:13 Substitution

Substitution Stacy Long leaves the field to be replaced by Robin Shroot.

68:13

Foul by Yann Kermorgant on Jon Ashton, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

66:37 Booking

Booking Booking for Danny Hollands.

66:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Bostwick by Danny Hollands. Direct free kick taken by Chris Day.

66:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rhoys Wiggins by Chris Beardsley. Direct free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

64:55

Unfair challenge on Danny Hollands by John Mousinho results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

64:26

Leon Cort produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

63:38

Johnnie Jackson takes the inswinging corner, Lawrie Wilson makes a clearance.

63:10

Inswinging corner taken by Johnnie Jackson from the right by-line, John Mousinho makes a clearance.

61:37

Scott Laird takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Johnnie Jackson.

60:24

Unfair challenge on Jon Ashton by Danny Hollands results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stacy Long.

57:00

The referee blows for offside. Chris Day takes the direct free kick.

56:14 Substitution

Substitution Chris Beardsley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Reid.

55:29

Corner taken by Scott Laird.

54:37

Jon Ashton takes a shot.

54:37 Booking

Booking Danny Green goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

54:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Laird by Danny Green. Free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.

53:33

Effort from inside the area by Bradley Wright-Phillips misses to the right of the target.

51:03

Mark Roberts concedes a free kick for a foul on Bradley Wright-Phillips. Danny Green takes the direct free kick.

50:36

Rhoys Wiggins takes a shot. Chris Day makes a comfortable save.

48:46

The assistant referee signals for offside against Johnnie Jackson. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

47:32

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Stacy Long.

46:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Byron Harrison on Rhoys Wiggins. Direct free kick taken by Ben Hamer.

45:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Wright-Phillips on Scott Laird. Scott Laird takes the free kick.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +3:28 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +1:02

Shot by Rhoys Wiggins from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

44:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Bostwick on Danny Green. Free kick crossed right-footed by Danny Green from right channel, Scott Laird manages to make a clearance.

40:48

Craig Reid takes the outswinging corner, free kick awarded for a foul by Byron Harrison on Leon Cort. Ben Hamer restarts play with the free kick.

37:05 Booking

Booking The referee shows Craig Reid a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

36:42

Unfair challenge on Matthew Taylor by Craig Reid results in a free kick. Michael Morrison restarts play with the free kick.

36:20

Michael Bostwick concedes a free kick for a foul on Bradley Wright-Phillips. Danny Hollands restarts play with the free kick.

34:59

Corner from the left by-line taken by Johnnie Jackson, clearance made by Byron Harrison.

33:03

Danny Hollands gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Mousinho. Jon Ashton takes the free kick.

31:19

Dale Stephens produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

30:41

Yann Kermorgant fouled by Jon Ashton, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Green restarts play with the free kick.

28:25

Stacy Long takes a shot. Save made by Ben Hamer.

27:01

Dale Stephens challenges John Mousinho unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stacy Long restarts play with the free kick. Effort on goal by Danny Green from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

26:02

Inswinging corner taken by Johnnie Jackson.

24:13

The assistant referee flags for offside against Bradley Wright-Phillips. Chris Day takes the direct free kick.

22:03

Corner taken left-footed by Johnnie Jackson from the right by-line, clearance by Craig Reid.

21:49

Matthew Taylor takes a shot. Michael Bostwick gets a block in.

18:40

Danny Hollands challenges Michael Bostwick unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jon Ashton restarts play with the free kick.

16:58

Bradley Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Chris Day makes a comfortable save.

16:07

Dale Stephens takes a shot. Save made by Chris Day.

11:14

Craig Reid takes a inswinging corner.

11:32

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Craig Reid.

10:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Stacy Long - Stevenage 1 - 0 Charlton Stacy Long gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Stevenage 1-0 Charlton.

8:41

Scott Laird takes a outswinging corner.

8:02

Inswinging corner taken by Craig Reid from the right by-line, clearance by Leon Cort.

7:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Byron Harrison on Leon Cort. Direct free kick taken by Dale Stephens.

4:55

Corner taken by Johnnie Jackson, Mark Roberts makes a clearance.

4:39

Danny Green takes a shot. Mark Roberts gets a block in.

0:00

The match begins.

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