FA CUP PREVIEW | Charlton v Havant & Waterlooville

Charlton will kick off their Emirates FA Cup journey on Saturday afternoon (3pm) when they welcome non-league outfit Havant & Waterlooville to The Valley.

Johnnie Jackson’s Addicks will be looking to continue their momentum, having recorded back-to-back league wins against Sunderland and Doncaster Rovers respectively before earning a 1-1 draw with high-flying Rotherham United in midweek.


Long-term absentees Sam Lavelle (groin), Ryan Inniss (quad), Jake Forster-Caskey (ACL) remain sidelined for the Addicks, while the fixture is expected to come too soon for Adam Matthews (calf) and Jonathan Leko (hip).

Meanwhile, Stephen Henderson is poised to earn his first start of the campaign this weekend, with Harry Arter also available for selection having returned to full training.


Paul Doswell’s side currently sit 11th in National League South, just two points adrift of the coveted play-off positions, with 16 points from their 10 league outings this term.

Having registered victories against Beaconsfield Town and Billericay, the Hampshire outfit drew 2-2 at Torquay United, before earning a 4-2 triumph in the subsequent replay to secure their passage into the first-round proper.


Saturday’s fixture will be the first ever competitive meeting between the Addicks and the Hawks.

The Addicks last faced non-league opposition in November 2017, defeating Truro City 3-1 in SE7 in the first round of the FA Cup thanks to a Ben Reeves brace and Mark Marshall’s strike.


Carl Brook will be in charge of Saturday’s cup tie. The referee last officiated the Addicks in September 2020 - a 2-1 reverse against AFC Wimbledon at Loftus Road in the EFL Trophy.

Brook will be assisted by Nicholas Dunn and James Vallance, while Joel Mannix is the Fourth Official.


Tickets for Saturday’s encounter are available in the West lower and Covered End lower. Click here to purchase yours.

The Fans’ Bar and Bartram’s will be open to supporters from 12pm and will be showing Manchester United v Manchester City (12.30pm).

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