MATCH REPORT | Doncaster Rovers 0 Charlton 1

Charlton recorded a third consecutive win with a 1-0 triumph over Doncaster Rovers at the Eco-Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Conor Washington was denied from the penalty spot on 15 minutes in an encounter that the Addicks dominated from start to finish, with a host of spurned opportunities meaning the sides went into the interval level-pegging.

Jayden Stockley deservedly put Johnnie Jackson’s men ahead after 66 minutes with his 17th goal of the season in all competitions as the Addicks earned a first away victory in five.

For the third consecutive match, Jackson fielded an unchanged starting XI, while club captain Jason Pearce returned to the substitutes bench following a minor foot injury.

It took just four minutes for the Addicks to threaten in the South Yorkshire sunshine as a trademark surge forward from Corey Blackett-Taylor resulted in the ball falling invitingly for Stockley, only for the striker to see his poked effort hooked off the line by Ben Jackson.

Another driving run from Blackett-Taylor minutes later forced Kyle Knoyle to bring the wing-back down, with referee Sam Allison subsequently pointing to the spot.

Washington stepped up to take the resulting spot-kick, but Jonathan Mitchell guessed the right way to deny the Northern Ireland international from 12 yards.

Charlton spurned another gilt-edged opportunity on 24 minutes when Mitchell cleared straight to Stockley and the frontman drove into the box before squaring for strike partner Washington, though the latter was denied by Mitchell.

The Addicks continued to apply pressure to the hosts’ backline thereafter and Scott Fraser’s deep cross found Stockley at the back post, but the number nine nodded tamely at Mitchell.

On the stroke of half-time, Stockley flicked on Adam Matthews’ long throw but, agonisingly, it evaded the outstretched Blackett-Taylor at the far post.

Stockley threatened again three minutes after the restart as he latched onto Alex Gilbey’s tantalising centre, though the striker could only glance a header just wide of Mitchell’s upright.

At the other end, Knoyle skewed a shot wide for the hosts with Doncaster's first real opening of any note, before Matt Smith drove a left-footed effort wide on the angle.

The Addicks’ opener duly arrived on 66 minutes as Blackett-Taylor again wreaked havoc. Having skipped past his marker down the left flank, the 24-year-old pulled the ball back for the advancing Stockley, who stroked the ball home with aplomb to give Charlton a deserved lead.

Moments later, Mitchell repelled Blackett-Taylor’s low drive before Scott Fraser volleyed wide from a pinpoint Washington cross.

On 74 minutes, Charlton went agonisingly close to a second. Mitchell was out promptly to foil Washington one-on-one before Stockley rattled the crossbar with the follow-up.

Craig MacGillivray was alert to make his first save of the afternoon deep into stoppage-time, as the stopper repelled Tommy Rowe’s low drive to ensure the Addicks earned a third successive clean sheet.

Doncaster Rovers: Mitchell; Knoyle, Williams, Olowu; Barlow (Younger 46), Smith (Bostock 75), Clayton, Jackson (Martin 72); Rowe (c); Hiwula, Dodoo

Subs (not used): Jones, Horton, Gardner, Griffiths

Booked: Barlow 45+2 (foul on Blackett-Taylor)

Charlton: MacGillivray; Clare, Lavelle, Purrington; Matthews, Gilbey, Dobson, Fraser (Lee 90+2), Blackett-Taylor (Famewo 90); Stockley (c), Washington

Subs (not used): Harness, Pearce, Jaiyesimi, Leko, Burstow

Goal: Stockley 66

Booked: Gilbey 18 (foul on Jackson), Stockley 61 (kicking the ball away), Dobson 86 (foul on Knoyle), Blackett-Taylor 89 (entering the field of play)

Referee: Sam Allison

Attendance: 6,350 (636 from Charlton)

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