The FA Cup - Second Round
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Charlton Athletic 0-2 Doncaster Rovers

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FA Cup: Charlton Athletic 0-2 Doncaster Rovers highlights

Doncaster Rovers earned a comfortable FA Cup second-round victory at League One play-off rivals Charlton Athletic.

Tommy Rowe's fifth-minute attempt was off target for the visitors, while at the other end Reeco Hackett-Fairchild and Billy Clarke both saw efforts blocked.

An unmarked Rowe should have done better after getting on the end of Niall Mason's inviting delivery and Alfie May's shot was put behind as Rovers continued to press.

But first-half opportunities remained few and far between, a point emphasised when nobody was on hand to apply a finishing touch to Mason's dangerous 28th-minute low ball across the face of goal.

Addicks goalkeeper Dillon Phillips had to be alert to deal with Herbie Kane's well-struck volley and Kane then saw a free-kick sail over just before the break.

Doncaster picked up where they left off after the restart with Rowe and May each going close early on.

Charlton remained a threat on the counter, however, with Reeves' shot headed behind by Tom Anderson and then Mason having to produce an excellent challenge on Toby Stevenson inside the area.

The Addicks came agonisingly close to breaking the deadlock just after the hour when Clarke's free-kick flew inches over the crossbar and a relieved Ian Lawlor in the visiting goal.

Andy Butler headed over from a corner but made amends moments later with an attempt which was deflected into the net via Marshall's chest, with Phillips unable to keep it out.

Mallik Wilks, John Marquis and Ali Crawford all came close to doubling Rovers' tally before Grant McCann's outfit sealed the tie with 13 minutes remaining.

Butler flicked on a Danny Andrew free-kick, allowing former Millwall striker Marquis to head home from close range.

Lawlor made a stunning save to somehow keep out Marshall header, while Phillips was called into action to deny Wilks and Paul Taylor.

Toby Stevenson headed over when it looked easier to score for Charlton as the game swung from end to end late on, but Doncaster deservedly held on for a clean sheet and a place in the third-round draw.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 1Phillips
  • 2Dijksteel
  • 23Sarr
  • 43Stevenson
  • 7Marshall
  • 10ClarkeBooked at 90mins
  • 12ReevesSubstituted forMorganat 68'minutes
  • 32Lapslie
  • 36MaloneySubstituted forSarpeng-Wireduat 79'minutes
  • 37Hackett-Fairchild
  • 25Ajose

Substitutes

  • 19Morgan
  • 21Steer
  • 33Kennedy
  • 38Blumberg
  • 44Sarpeng-Wiredu

Doncaster

  • 1Lawlor
  • 2Mason
  • 3Andrew
  • 6ButlerBooked at 61mins
  • 12Anderson
  • 8Whiteman
  • 10RoweSubstituted forCrawfordat 62'minutes
  • 15Kane
  • 17Blair
  • 9MarquisSubstituted forTaylorat 79'minutes
  • 19MaySubstituted forWilksat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Wilks
  • 11Crawford
  • 13Marosi
  • 14Beestin
  • 16Taylor
  • 24Amos
  • 29Cummings
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
3,249

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Doncaster Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Doncaster Rovers 2.

Booking

Billy Clarke (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Herbie Kane (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Billy Clarke (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt missed. Toby Stevenson (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Paul Taylor (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Ian Lawlor.

Attempt saved. Brendan Sarpeng-Wiredu (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Danny Andrew.

Attempt saved. Herbie Kane (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Mark Marshall (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Brendan Sarpeng-Wiredu replaces Taylor Maloney.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Paul Taylor replaces John Marquis.

Attempt missed. Mark Marshall (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 0, Doncaster Rovers 2. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) header from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

Herbie Kane (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Naby Sarr (Charlton Athletic).

Mallik Wilks (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Naby Sarr (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers).

Nicky Ajose (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Niall Mason.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Toby Stevenson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ali Crawford (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Mallik Wilks (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Albie Morgan replaces Ben Reeves.

Goal!

Goal! Charlton Athletic 0, Doncaster Rovers 1. Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ben Reeves.

Attempt missed. Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by George Lapslie.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Mallik Wilks replaces Alfie May.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Ali Crawford replaces Tommy Rowe.

Attempt missed. Billy Clarke (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

George Lapslie (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers).

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

Anfernee Dijksteel (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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