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ScunthorpeScunthorpe United0CharltonCharlton Athletic0

Scunthorpe United 0-0 Charlton Athletic

Scunthorpe v Charlton
Kevin van Veen (centre) went close to winning the game for Scunthorpe in the second-half

Scunthorpe moved two points clear at the top of League One following a goalless draw with Charlton at Glanford Park.

Following a quiet opening, Iron's leading scorer Josh Morris was not too far away with an effort that fizzed just wide, and minutes later he brought a low save out of Declan Rudd.

The Addicks finally created an opening just shy of the half-hour mark when Chris Solly's cross was met by a diving Fredrik Ulvestad, but the Norwegian's header spun narrowly wide.

After the break, Ademola Lookman should have done better when he ran at the retreating Scunthorpe backline only to shoot tamely off target when getting a sight of goal.

Kevin van Veen, a virtual spectator for 80 minutes, crashed a shot just wide for the hosts as he managed to get a toe to a loose ball in the box.

Charlton brought on substitute Jordan Botaka for the last seven minutes and he should have scored, but he thumped Lookman's cross well over.

Addicks defender Jason Pearce made a terrific block to deny Iron sub Hakeeb Adelakun, before Morris hit a shot straight at Rudd.

And right at the death, Johnnie Jackson struck a terrific free-kick, only to see the ball crash off Luke Daniels' left-hand post and go behind.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Daniels
  • 33Clarke
  • 6Mirfin
  • 5M Wallace
  • 15Toffolo
  • 19HolmesSubstituted forAdelakunat 71'minutes
  • 8DawsonSubstituted forMantomat 80'minutes
  • 12Bishop
  • 11Morris
  • 9MaddenSubstituted forSmallwoodat 71'minutes
  • 10van Veen

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 17Mantom
  • 18Smallwood
  • 20Goode
  • 21Margetts

Charlton

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Rudd
  • 20Solly
  • 5Bauer
  • 16Pearce
  • 21Fox
  • 2FoleySubstituted forBotakaat 83'minutes
  • 17Ulvestad
  • 8Crofts
  • 4Jackson
  • 7Lookman
  • 9Magennis

Substitutes

  • 3Chicksen
  • 10Ajose
  • 13Phillips
  • 14Botaka
  • 15Konsa
  • 26Lennon
  • 28Hanlan
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
3,801

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Charlton Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Charlton Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jason Pearce.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

  7. Post update

    Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United).

  9. Post update

    Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Harry Toffolo.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

  13. Post update

    Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Morgan Fox.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Botaka (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jordan Botaka replaces Kevin Foley.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United).

  20. Post update

    Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe85211871117
2Bolton8431107315
3Bury8422149514
4Bradford8350106414
5Port Vale8422119214
6Sheff Utd84131011-113
7Fleetwood8332139412
8Millwall83321414012
9Peterborough83231511411
10Chesterfield83231210211
11Northampton825198111
12Oxford Utd832388011
13Gillingham83231215-311
14Charlton8242109110
15Bristol Rovers82421112-110
16Walsall8233911-29
17MK Dons8233810-29
18Wimbledon82241013-38
19Oldham815247-38
20Swindon8224812-48
21Southend8224914-58
22Shrewsbury8215813-57
23Rochdale8134811-36
24Coventry805338-55
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