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Charlton Athletic 0-1 Scunthorpe United

Ivan Toney struck the only goal of the game as Scunthorpe moved into the League One play-off zone at the expense of opponents Charlton at The Valley.

The 1-0 win lifted the Iron up to fifth spot in the table, two points ahead of the lacklustre Addicks.

The game sprung into life in the 20th minute with a save at either end, Ben Amos first denying Hakeeb Adelakun and then Iron goalkeeper Matt Gilks thwarting Nicky Ajose moments later.

Scunthorpe made the breakthrough in the 31st minute when Adelakun beat the offside trap and burst clear on the right, squaring a low ball into the danger zone for Toney to tap home from six yards.

Josh Morris blazed a stoppage time free-kick over the crossbar from just outside the box as Scunthorpe finished the first half strongly.

Toney produced a super save from Amos five minutes after the restart when meeting Rory McArdle's free-kick and unleashing a powerful volley which the Charlton keeper did well to tip over.

Jake Forster-Caskey glanced a header wide and Ajose saw a curling effort fly just over as Charlton finally began to ask some questions.

Adelakun was only denied by a crucial block from Patrick Bauer and once more in the 71st minute when Amos had to save his goalbound attempt.

There were late penalty appeals from the hosts as Ajose and Bauer both claimed to have been pulled back in the box within the space of 60 seconds.

But both were ignored by referee Graham Salisbury and even though Ben Reeves and Tariqe Fosu went close at the death, in the end this was a far more comfortable victory than the scoreline suggests.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Charlton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Amos
  • 34Dijksteel
  • 5Bauer
  • 6Pearce
  • 22Dasilva
  • 17AriboSubstituted forMavididiat 76'minutes
  • 19Forster-Caskey
  • 27ZyroSubstituted forMagennisat 53'minutes
  • 12Reeves
  • 11KaikaiBooked at 45minsSubstituted forFosu-Henryat 54'minutes
  • 8Ajose

Substitutes

  • 3Kashi
  • 9Magennis
  • 13Phillips
  • 14Fosu-Henry
  • 15Konsa
  • 16Mavididi
  • 26Lennon

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Gilks
  • 2Clarke
  • 5M Wallace
  • 23McArdle
  • 3Townsend
  • 24Yates
  • 19HolmesSubstituted forMcGeehanat 76'minutes
  • 6Ojo
  • 11Morris
  • 9ToneySubstituted forNovakat 69'minutes
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forVermijlat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Bishop
  • 14Hopper
  • 17Novak
  • 18Vermijl
  • 21Burgess
  • 26McGeehan
  • 31Watson
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
11,877

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home20
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Matthew Gilks.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Matthew Gilks.

  5. Post update

    Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic).

  7. Post update

    Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United).

  10. Post update

    Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Matthew Gilks.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Marnick Vermijl.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Marnick Vermijl (Scunthorpe United).

  16. Post update

    Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Marnick Vermijl replaces Hakeeb Adelakun.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United).

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan41269681275487
2Blackburn422512576373987
3Shrewsbury412410755332282
4Rotherham422171468511770
5Scunthorpe4216161059491064
6Plymouth411810135348564
7Portsmouth42196175451363
8Charlton421711145450462
9Peterborough4216131364521261
10Blackpool431414155653356
11Bristol Rovers42168185862-456
12Fleetwood43159195762-554
13Bradford40166184961-1254
14Doncaster401314134946353
15Southend421411174962-1353
16Gillingham421216144448-452
17Oxford Utd421311185762-550
18Wimbledon421310194253-1149
19Walsall421212185162-1148
20Oldham411113175468-1446
21Rochdale411015164553-845
22Northampton431110223974-3543
23MK Dons421012204261-1942
24Bury4279263465-3130
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