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Fleetwood Town 1-3 Charlton Athletic

Tarique Fosu-Henry claimed a hat-trick as Charlton condemned Fleetwood to home defeat at Highbury.

It was a fairly even affair until Fosu-Henry pounced on Ricky Holmes' chip towards the far post to put the visitors ahead

The game then opened up and Fleetwood equalised when Devante Cole fizzed a ball into the box where Bobby Grant was looming to fire a first-time left-footed effort into the bottom-right corner.

But Fosu-Henry struck again five minutes before the break as he danced past several static Fleetwood bodies in the box before poking the ball past Alex Cairns.

The home side searched for a leveller in the second half, with boss Uwe Rosler switching to three in attack, but they could not find a breakthrough as Charlton claimed the all-important next goal.

Jay Dasilva released Fosu-Henry to sprint towards goal, riding the challenge of Town skipper Nathan Pond before firing home to complete his hat-trick.

Cole should have scored his eighth of the season, but somehow directed Ash Hunter's cross from the right off target while unmarked at the back post, and Charlton were denied a fourth by the flag as Forster Caskey's goal was ruled out.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 21Cairns
  • 2CoyleSubstituted forEkpoloat 45'minutes
  • 3Bell
  • 5EasthamBooked at 38minsSubstituted forHunterat 68'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 6Pond
  • 7Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 8Dempsey
  • 11GrantBooked at 55mins
  • 12Bolger
  • 18GlendonSubstituted forO'Neillat 45'minutes
  • 44Cole

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 4O'Neill
  • 9Burns
  • 20Ekpolo
  • 22Hunter
  • 28Sowerby
  • 38Cargill

Charlton

  • 1Amos
  • 3Kashi
  • 5Bauer
  • 9Magennis
  • 10ClarkeSubstituted forMarshallat 52'minutes
  • 11HolmesSubstituted forAriboat 90+3'minutes
  • 14Fosu-HenrySubstituted forReevesat 82'minutes
  • 15Konsa
  • 19Forster-Caskey
  • 22Dasilva
  • 23Sarr

Substitutes

  • 4Jackson
  • 7Marshall
  • 12Reeves
  • 13Phillips
  • 17Aribo
  • 21Dodoo
  • 34Dijksteel
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
3,009

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Charlton Athletic 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Charlton Athletic 3.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Joe Aribo replaces Ricky Holmes.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

(Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic).

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Foul by Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town).

Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Ben Reeves replaces Tarique Fosu-Henry.

Attempt missed. Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town).

Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Aiden O'Neill (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tarique Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Charlton Athletic 3. Tarique Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Ashley Eastham.

Attempt saved. Tarique Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Booking

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic).

Elohor Godswill Ekpolo (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Mark Marshall replaces Billy Clarke because of an injury.

Delay in match Billy Clarke (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Aiden O'Neill replaces George Glendon.

Second Half

Second Half begins Fleetwood Town 1, Charlton Athletic 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Elohor Godswill Ekpolo replaces Lewie Coyle.

Half Time

First Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Charlton Athletic 2.

Attempt missed. Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Attempt blocked. Naby Sarr (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Amari'i Bell.

Foul by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Fleetwood Town).

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

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Charlton Athletic 2. Tarique Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ricky Holmes.

Booking

Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town).

goal

As It Stood

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2Wigan118122061425
3Bradford117221812623
4Peterborough116232217520
5Charlton116231915420
6Blackburn10613158719
7Scunthorpe11542115619
8Rotherham116052113818
9Blackpool115331613318
10MK Dons115241111017
11Fleetwood105141818016
12Southend114431618-216
13Oxford Utd114341814415
14Bristol Rovers115061723-615
15Portsmouth114251514114
16Walsall113441520-513
17Rochdale112541013-311
18Oldham113171726-910
19Doncaster112361114-39
20Bury112361217-59
21Wimbledon11236511-69
22Northampton11227816-88
23Gillingham11146615-97
24Plymouth11128719-125
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