League One play-off semi-final: Charlton v Doncaster



  1. Charlton won first leg 2-1 at Keepmoat Stadium
  2. Addicks (3rd) finished 15 points above Doncaster (6th)
  3. Winner will face Sunderland at Wembley
  4. League One play-off final on Sunday, 26 May
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Live Reporting

By James Law

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  1. Post update

    Charlton 1-1 Doncaster (3-2 agg)

    Lyle Taylor and Andy Butler have an ongoing feud and Charlton striker Taylor wins a very cheap corner at the expense of the Donny defender.

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    Charlton 1-1 Doncaster (3-2 agg)

    Charlton are content to play is sideways and backwards, with Lyle Taylor and Josh Parker willing runners in the channels.

    Surely Doncaster are due to create something soon?


    Charlton 1-1 Doncaster (3-2 agg)

    Grant McCann

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    Herbie Kane off and Ali Crawford on for Doncaster.

    A first change for Grant McCann’s side, who are beginning to run out of time.

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    Charlton 1-1 Doncaster (3-2 agg)

    For the first time this game becomes a bit stretched as Doncaster throw men forward in search of a goal.

    Charlton’s Joe Aribo shows great dribbling skills on the counter but he leaves his pass short and the visitors escape unscathed.

  5. CLOSE!

    Charlton 1-1 Doncaster (3-2 agg)

    The first chance in what feels like ages, and it falls to Charlton!

    Lyle Taylor puts in a devilish low cross and Josh Parker gets to it ahead of the Doncaster keeper but can only prod it wide of the near post.

    A pretty decent opportunity for the hosts to put this tie to bed.

    Charlton v Doncaster

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    Charlton 1-1 Doncaster (3-2 agg)

    It’s all getting a bit heated now.

    Tommy Rowe takes exception at a lunge from Charlton’s Anfernee Dijksteel, but it’s all very meek.

    Can we get back to the exciting football, please?

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    Charlton 1-1 Doncaster (3-2 agg)

    Doncaster’s Herbie Kane plays a pass and runs into Josh Parker – I think the Charlton man knew what he was doing there.

    Unusually no foul is given, but Kane gets some treatment before play continues.

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    Charlton 1-1 Doncaster (3-2 agg)

    Charlton v Doncaster

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    Charlton haven’t been very good, but at the same time there seems no imminent threat of Doncaster getting a goal that would force extra-time.

    Something needs to change and maybe it’ll come off the bench.


    Charlton 1-1 Doncaster (3-2 agg)

    Referee Gavin Ward continues his whistle-happy antics in this second half, penalising Andy Butler for a foul on Charlton keeper Dillon Phillips.

    The Doncaster stalwart goes in the book.

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    Charlton 1-1 Doncaster (3-2 agg)

    With just over 20 minutes of normal time remaining, this game has become very stop-start with plenty of fouls.

    The latest sees Doncaster with a free-kick around 25 yards out, with James Coppinger and Danny Andrew standing over it.

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    Charlton 1-1 Doncaster (3-2 agg)

    The home fans are getting a little bit frustrated – partly at some refereeing decisions but also because Charlton cannot gain control of this tie.

    Meanwhile, replays of a Doncaster free-kick show Lyle Taylor was perhaps slightly fortunate not to concede a penalty for a shirt-pull.

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    Charlton 1-1 Doncaster (3-2 agg)

    Charlton v Doncaster

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    Doncaster are persevering with crosses from deep, but if the ball isn’t inch-perfect they’re pretty simple to defend for the Charlton back-line.

    You just feel they either need to get to the byline or tweak their tactics a tad going forward.


    Charlton 1-1 Doncaster (3-2 agg)

    Gavin Ward enjoys brandishing yellow yards and needs no invitation to book Ben Whiteman after a late challenge on a Charlton man.

    From the resulting free-kick Joe Aribo crosses towards Josh Parker but Doncaster manage to clear for a corner, which comes to nothing.

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    Charlton 1-1 Doncaster (3-2 agg)

    At the other end Herbie Kane skews a shot wide for Doncaster from all of 30 yards.

    It’s Rovers who need the goal if they are to have any chance of reaching the final, but there’s no rush quite yet.

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    Charlton 1-1 Doncaster (3-2 agg)

    Charlton’s Josh Parker finds himself in the corner and tries to play the ball off a Doncaster defender for a corner, but only succeeds in punting the ball out for a goal kick.

    A slower start to the second half, it’s fair to say…

    Lee Bowyer

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    Charlton 1-1 Doncaster (3-2 agg)

    Herbie Kane floats one into the Charlton box and Doncaster goalscorer Tommy Rowe ghosts in behind his marker Krystian Bielik, but his header goes well wide.

    Rowe was around 15 yards out so it would’ve taken some header to beat Dillon Phillips.

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    Charlton 1-1 Doncaster (3-2 agg)

    Charlton have steadied the ship at the first of this second half.

    They haven’t done a whole lot themselves but most importantly Doncaster haven’t threatened.

    A crowd of 25,428 is announced at the Valley – the biggest seen at the ground in around four years.

    Charlton v Doncaster

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    Charlton 1-1 Doncaster (3-2 agg)

    Paul Downing wins the ball in a challenge on Joe Aribo but the Doncaster defender also wipes out the man and gets cautioned.

    Charlton’s half-time change means Krystian Bielik has dropped back into a three-man defence, with Darren Pratley beefing up their midfield.

  19. Second half

    Charlton 1-1 Doncaster (3-2 agg)

    We’re back under way at The Valley, where as it stands Charlton will be playing Sunderland in the League One play-off final on 26 May at Wembley.

    But Lee Bowyer is clearly concerned that Doncaster are on top – he has replaced Albie Morgan with experienced campaigner Darren Pratley for the hosts.

  20. Post update

    HT: Charlton 1-1 Doncaster (3-2 agg)

    Do Charlton regroup and see this out, or can Doncaster remain on top and complete some kind of comeback?

    Remember, we’re open to hearing your thoughts on the game via#bbceflon social media.


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