FA CUP REPORT | Charlton 4 Havant & Waterlooville 0

Charlton cruised to a 4-0 victory over Havant & Waterlooville at The Valley on Saturday afternoon to secure their passage into the second-round of the Emirates FA Cup.

A late rally from the Addicks saw Josh Davison open the scoring on 72 minutes before Jayden Stockley added a brace to reach double figures for the season, with substitute Mason Burstow then notching his second Charlton goal late on.

Caretaker Manager Johnnie Jackson made nine alterations from the midweek draw against high-flying Rotherham United in SE7, with Akin Famewo and captain Stockley the only survivors as Stephen Henderson enjoyed his first Charlton start since February 2016.

The Addicks enjoyed the lion’s share of possession in the early exchanges as they sought to break down the visitors’ low block.

Charlie Kirk and Harry Arter both drove efforts wide from range within the opening 15 minutes, before Josh Davison saw his long-range strike thwarted by Jamie Collins, while Albie Morgan sent a left-footed drive past Will Mannion’s left upright on the angle from 20 yards.

The Hawks mustered their first foray forward on 28 minutes through right wing-back Josh Passley, whose cross-turned-shot had Stephen Henderson scrambling, before Sean Clare shot tamely at the visiting stopper.

Clare was involved again soon after as he fed Kirk on the edge of the Hawks’ 18-yard box, but the latter could only side-foot straight at a grateful Mannion.

Operating as a right wing-back, the lively Corey Blackett-Taylor administered an early flurry of openings for the Addicks early into the second period.

First, the 24-year-old flashed a dangerous ball across the face of the visitors’ goal that ultimately proved elusive , before fizzing an angled rocket just over the crossbar moments later.

Then came a lengthy stoppage in play as visiting defender Sam Magri received treatment before being withdrawn, with skipper Stockley then heading narrowly wide after meeting Harry Arter’s outswinging delivery.

Jake McCarthy forced Henderson into his first stop of the afternoon just five minutes later after latching onto a corner, before Jackson introduced a pair of substitutes in Ben Watson and Elliot Lee.

The Addicks found that incisive move moments later, Kirk standing the ball up for Davison to stoop in at the back post to break the deadlock.

Lee’s feet soon proved too quick for Collins as the visiting defender brought down the Luton Town loanee, with referee Carl Brook pointing to the spot. Stockley dispatched the resulting spot-kick with aplomb, sending Mannion the wrong way and rifling into the top right corner.

Lee was again the catalyst on 85 minutes, sending a venomous effort cannoning off of Mannion’s left upright, with Pape Souaré then directing the ball into the path of the obliging Stockley to poke home.

It proved to be another dream day at The Valley for Burstow as the youngster added further gloss to the scoreline on 90 minutes, breaking through the Hawks’ defence to fire a low drive into the bottom corner just four minutes after his introduction.

Charlton: Henderson; Clare, Elerewe, Famewo; Blackett-Taylor, Morgan (Lee 70), Arter (Watson 70), Kirk, Souaré (Clayden 87); Stockley (c) (Burstow 86), Davison (Washington 90+4)

Subs (not used): MacGillivray, Pearce, Dobson, Jaiyesimi

Goals: Davison 72, Stockley 76, 85, Burstow 90

Booked: Elerewe 40 (foul on Roberts), Lee 83 (foul on Baggie)

Havant & Waterlooville: Mannion; Magri (Rooney 63), Oastler (c), Collins (Baggie 77), Green; Passley, McCarthy, Gobern, Chambers-Parillon (Searle 84), Newton (Rendell 77); Roberts 

Referee: Carl Brook

Attendance: 3,865 (874 from Havant & Waterlooville)

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