SKY BET LEAGUE 1
Tuesday March 9th, 7.00pm
CHARLTON ATHLETIC 2
Conor Washington 65 pen, 84
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1
Alex Jones 90
Charlton: Ben Amos, Chris Gunter, Jason Pearce, Jake Forster-Caskey (sub Andrew Shinnie 76), Jayden Stockley (sub Chuks Aneke 70), Conor Washington (sub Ronnie Schwartz 87), Darren Pratley, Albie Morgan (sub Matt Smith 87), Ian Maatsen, Ben Watson, Liam Millar
Subs not used: Nathan Harness, Deji Oshilaja, Diallang Jaiyesimi
Cobblers: Jonathan Mitchell, Peter Kioso, Lloyd Jones, Fraser Horsfall, Michael Harriman, Shaun McWilliams (sub Danny Rose 73), Jack Sowerby, Ryan Watson, Mickel Miller, Sam Hoskins (sub Mark Marshall 73), Ryan Edmondson (sub Alex Jones 88)
Subs not used: Steve Arnold, Ricky Korboa, Bryn Morris, Cian Bolger
Referee: Paul Howard
Charlton: Albie Morgan (44), Ben Watson (82), Chuks Aneke (90)
Cobblers: Peter Kioso (40, 4th of the season), Ryan Edmondson (70, 1st), Fraser Horsfall (90, 3rd)
10 cautions on or before 37 games; 2 match suspension
15 cautions at any time in season; 3 match suspension
Sendings off: 2 cautions in one game; 1 match suspension but cautions do not count towards above totals. Other sendings off; 1 or 3 match suspension. Extra match ban for additional sendings off.
Joseph Mills was rested as a precaution with Michael Harriman coming into the Northampton Town side for the midweek trip to Charlton.
The home side started brightly, Jonathan Mitchell saving an early Jayden Stockley header. Peter Kioso whistled a shot just wide after a flick on from Shaun McWilliams in the Cobblers first real sight at goal while Jason Pearce went close for Charlton with a flashed header from a corner on the half hour mark.
Neither side was able to find the breakthrough however in a first half of very few clear cut chances.
Jake Forster-Caskey curled a 25-yard free-kick just wide early in the second half and when the aforementioned Forster-Caskey went down under a challenge from Jack Sowerby, referee Paul Howard pointed to the penalty spot. The decision looked harsh but Conor Washington stepped up to put the home side in front from the spot.
Mark Marshall and Danny Rose replaced Shaun McWilliams and Sam Hoskins in a double Cobblers change with Chuks Aneke having come on for Charlton.
Mitchell made a good save to tip over a powerful header from Aneke but not long after that Charlton did double their lead, Washington following-up after another strong save from the Cobblers keeper had initially denied the hosts.
Recent signing Alex Jones came on to make his Cobblers debut in the final few minutes and pulled a goal back in stoppage time, heading home a Marshall corner. There wasn’t much time left after that though and Charlton clung on to claim the victory.
CHARLTON MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 6
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 5
CORNERS: (3) 8
FOULS: (6) 15
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 0
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (0)1
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (1) 1
CORNERS: (2) 3
FOULS: (7) 18
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 2