League One
CharltonCharlton Athletic1DoncasterDoncaster Rovers3

Charlton Athletic 1-3 Doncaster Rovers

Charlton welcomed fans back into their stadium but it was Doncaster who were celebrating at the final whistle as they secured a 3-1 victory at The Valley.

A selection of home supporters were allowed into the game as one of the English Football League's pilot events but they were left disappointed as Rovers picked up their first victory of the League One campaign.

The Addicks enjoyed the bulk of the early chances, but after 25 minutes home captain Darren Pratley gave away possession which led to Madger Gomes breaking the deadlock with a swerving drive that caught goalkeeper Ben Amos off-guard.

The visitors took command of the game after going ahead and, following several close calls in search of a second, Ben Whiteman's low ball across was knocked into the Charlton net by 17-year-old defender Charlie Barker for an own goal after 49 minutes.

And Doncaster's third came in the 63rd when Tyreece John-Jules toyed with the back line before casually adding a close-range finish.

Charlton pulled one back soon after when Conor Washington headed home Jake Forster-Caskey's cross from the left after 67 minutes, but it was not enough to prevent Lee Bowyer's side from suffering their first league defeat of the new season.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Charlton

  • 13Amos
  • 48BarkerSubstituted forWilliamsat 60'minutes
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 15Pratley
  • 3Purrington
  • 18Doughty
  • 19MorganSubstituted forLapslieat 86'minutes
  • 8Forster-Caskey
  • 11Gilbey
  • 9Bonne
  • 14Washington

Substitutes

  • 7Williams
  • 20Oztumer
  • 23Levitt
  • 25Davison
  • 30Maynard-Brewer
  • 32Lapslie
  • 35Vennings

Doncaster

  • 1Bursik
  • 2Halliday
  • 5Wright
  • 4Anderson
  • 3JamesBooked at 53minsSubstituted forJohnat 77'minutes
  • 8WhitemanBooked at 69mins
  • 6Gomes
  • 11Taylor
  • 17RichardsSubstituted forCoppingerat 82'minutes
  • 7TullochSubstituted forLokiloat 13'minutes
  • 19John-Jules

Substitutes

  • 9Okenabirhie
  • 10Lokilo
  • 13Jones
  • 16Amos
  • 18Williams
  • 24John
  • 26Coppinger
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
1,000

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Doncaster Rovers 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 1, Doncaster Rovers 3.

  3. Post update

    Alex Gilbey (Charlton Athletic) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Jonathan Williams (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Tyreece John-Jules (Doncaster Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Macauley Bonne (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jonathan Williams with a headed pass.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Madger Gomes.

  10. Post update

    Jason Lokilo (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by George Lapslie (Charlton Athletic).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. George Lapslie replaces Albie Morgan.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Gilbey (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Forster-Caskey with a cross following a corner.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Cameron John.

  15. Post update

    Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Macauley Bonne (Charlton Athletic).

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jason Lokilo (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. James Coppinger replaces Taylor Richards.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tyreece John-Jules (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jon Taylor with a cross following a corner.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ben Purrington.