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Charlton Athletic 4-1 Northampton Town

Northampton Town remain winless after they fall to a comfortable League One defeat by Charlton Athletic at The Valley.

Heading into the game without a goal this season, the visitors' task got even tougher when they conceded a Josh Magennis header from a Ricky Holmes cross with just two minutes played.

Justin Edinburgh's men responded well, seeing shots from Marc Richards and Billy Waters saved by Ben Amos.

Charlton could have extended their lead after 32 minutes when Tariqe Fosu was found by Magennis but dragged his effort wide.

Karl Robinson's side managed to double their advantage after the break when Holmes embarked on a superb run before firing the ball past David Cornell with 61 minutes on the clock.

Northampton pulled a goal back with 11 minutes remaining when Richards headed in to give the visitors a glimmer of hope.

However, the nerves were settled for Charlton when Jake Forster-Caskey fired home from Ezri Konsa's pass with four minutes of added time gone before adding a superb second three minutes later to cap a fine performance.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Charlton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Amos
  • 20Solly
  • 5Bauer
  • 6PearceBooked at 90mins
  • 22Dasilva
  • 3Kashi
  • 19Forster-CaskeyBooked at 75mins
  • 14Fosu-HenrySubstituted forAhearne-Grantat 73'minutes
  • 10ClarkeSubstituted forJacksonat 90+6'minutes
  • 11HolmesSubstituted forKonsaat 83'minutes
  • 9Magennis

Substitutes

  • 4Jackson
  • 13Phillips
  • 15Konsa
  • 17Aribo
  • 18Ahearne-Grant
  • 23Sarr
  • 37Hackett-Fairchild

Northampton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Cornell
  • 16PierreBooked at 49minsSubstituted forPowellat 74'minutes
  • 5Barnett
  • 6Taylor
  • 3Buchanan
  • 18PhillipsSubstituted forMoloneyat 13'minutes
  • 22CrooksBooked at 84mins
  • 4KasimSubstituted forGrimesat 57'minutes
  • 9Richards
  • 10Revell
  • 7Waters

Substitutes

  • 2Moloney
  • 11Powell
  • 17McWilliams
  • 23Iaciofano
  • 26Poole
  • 29Grimes
  • 30Coddington
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
11,289

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home19
Away7
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Charlton Athletic 4, Northampton Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 4, Northampton Town 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Charlton Athletic 4, Northampton Town 1. Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Karlan Ahearne-Grant.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Johnnie Jackson replaces Billy Clarke.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Karlan Ahearne-Grant (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Charlton Athletic 3, Northampton Town 1. Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ezri Konsa Ngoyo.

  7. Booking

    Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic).

  9. Post update

    Alex Revell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town).

  11. Post update

    Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by David Cornell.

  13. Post update

    Delay in match Ahmed Kashi (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Powell (Northampton Town).

  15. Post update

    Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Booking

    Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Matt Crooks (Northampton Town).

  18. Post update

    Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Ezri Konsa Ngoyo replaces Ricky Holmes.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Charlton Athletic 2, Northampton Town 1. Marc Richards (Northampton Town) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Powell with a headed pass.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan33007169
2Peterborough33008359
3Fleetwood33005059
4Shrewsbury33005239
5Oxford Utd32015146
6Charlton32015326
7Bradford32013216
8Doncaster31206425
9Scunthorpe31203215
10Plymouth31114314
11Blackpool31115504
12Walsall31113304
13Portsmouth311134-14
14Southend311137-44
15Rotherham31026423
16MK Dons310212-13
17Blackburn310235-23
18Bristol Rovers310247-33
19Bury310247-33
20Gillingham301202-21
21Rochdale301236-31
22Wimbledon301214-31
23Northampton300316-50
24Oldham300316-50
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