Sunday 6 November 2016

Charlton go through into 2nd round

Charlton progressed into the second round of the FA Cup yesterday, beating league leaders Scunthorpe

Ademola Lookman's brace was crucial. Johnnie Jackson also fired home for the Addicks as they saw off a second-half fightback from the visitors courtesy of substitute Tom Hopper's header.

Charlton were the first to threaten within a minute as Ricky Holmes got the better of Conor Townsend and raced into the box. Following early Scunthorpe dominance, it was Charlton who took the lead through a sublime left-foot strike from Lookman went into the top corner of the goal as the first-half substitute (replacing the injured Ricky Holmes) converted his fourth goal of the season in style. The Addicks doubled their lead six minutes later courtesy of Jackson's fine low finish.

The visitors managed to pull a goal back seven minutes into the second half as Hopper headed home from a Josh Morris corner. The Iron nearly levelled moments later but defender Charlie Goode saw his shot deflected onto the post before Kevin Van Veen's follow-up was denied by Declan Rudd.

Attendance was 4,123.

Football League Paper player ratings

Rudd, 8; Foley, 7; Bauer, 7; Konsa, 6; Fox, 6; Holmes, 6 (Lookman, 7); Crofts, 6; Ulvestad, 7; Jackson, 7; Magennis, 6; Ajose 5.

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