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Bristol Rovers 0-1 Charlton Athletic

Jake Forster-Caskey scored direct from a corner as 10-man Charlton beat Bristol Rovers in League One at the Memorial Stadium.

Forster-Caskey broke the deadlock in bizarre fashion after 64 minutes as his low and wicked corner bent inside the near post with the Pirates defence stood rooted.

The Addicks were reduced to 10 men five minutes from time when Albie Morgan saw a second yellow card for a challenge, but Charlton held on.

Both sides had their chances in a goalless first half, with Rovers keeper Joe Day saving Chuks Aneke's firm effort from 12 yards before Ben Amos stretched out a leg to deny Luke McCormick an opening goal at the other end.

There was a touch of controversy five minutes after the break, with Rovers striker Brandon Hanlan's appeals for a penalty waved away by referee Peter Wright.

Charlton looked to pounce on the counter and Connor Washington was clear on goal but Day was on hand to collect after a heavy touch.

Charlton's first win in six lifts them up to sixth in the table, and Lee Bowyer's men are now three points off the automatic promotion places.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 13Day
  • 22HareSubstituted forHarriesat 58'minutes
  • 15Kilgour
  • 26Baldwin
  • 3Leahy
  • 4GrantSubstituted forRodmanat 90'minutes
  • 6Upson
  • 8Westbrooke
  • 14McCormickSubstituted forBarrettat 76'minutes
  • 9Hanlan
  • 21Ayunga

Substitutes

  • 1van Stappershoef
  • 2Little
  • 25Harries
  • 33Rodman
  • 39Barrett
  • 42Ogogo
  • 47Koiki

Charlton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Amos
  • 16Matthews
  • 2Gunter
  • 4OshilajaBooked at 61mins
  • 22Maatsen
  • 19MorganBooked at 85mins
  • 7WilliamsSubstituted forSmythat 69'minutesSubstituted forGilbeyat 86'minutes
  • 8Forster-Caskey
  • 14WashingtonSubstituted forSchwartzat 70'minutes
  • 10AnekeSubstituted forBogleat 69'minutes
  • 27Millar

Substitutes

  • 3Purrington
  • 11Gilbey
  • 17Bogle
  • 28Smyth
  • 29Schwartz
  • 30Maynard-Brewer
  • 48Barker
Referee:
Peter Wright

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Charlton Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Charlton Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jonah Ayunga (Bristol Rovers).

  4. Post update

    Chris Gunter (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alfie Kilgour (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Omar Bogle (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ronnie Schwartz.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jonah Ayunga (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Brandon Hanlan.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Omar Bogle (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Liam Millar.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alex Rodman replaces Josh Grant.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Charlton Athletic. Chris Gunter tries a through ball, but Ronnie Schwartz is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Gunter (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adedeji Oshilaja.

  12. Post update

    Luke Leahy (Bristol Rovers).

  13. Post update

    Alex Gilbey (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jonah Ayunga (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jack Baldwin.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Alex Gilbey replaces Paul Smyth.

  16. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Albie Morgan (Charlton Athletic) for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Jack Baldwin (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Albie Morgan (Charlton Athletic).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Barrett (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Josh Grant.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Zain Westbrooke (Bristol Rovers).

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5Peterborough20113633201336
6Charlton2210663428636
7Ipswich2011272622435
8Sunderland2089327151233
9Accrington1810352518733
10Crewe229582925432
11Fleetwood218582819929
12Gillingham2292112427-329
13Oxford Utd208483027328
14Blackpool218492124-328
15Plymouth227692938-927
16MK Dons226792628-225
17Shrewsbury205962125-424
18Rochdale215793340-722
19Bristol Rovers196492028-822
20Northampton2164111936-1722
21Wimbledon2156102536-1121
22Wigan2155112438-1420
23Swindon2262142945-1620
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