On Saturday, Scunthorpe United played Charlton Athletic in Sky Bet League One. It was 3rd place versus 4th place, and here’s a review of our 2-0 victory over the Addicks.
The first 45 minutes was a struggle, as both teams were battling it out for a goal.
There were plenty of chances, but neither team benefitted from them.
Jordan Clarke was taken off early due to an injury, and was replaced by Duane Holmes.
Tom Hopper went down in the box, but to Charlton’s relief, no penalty was given.
Matt Gilks made some great saves (again), and prevented the visitors from scoring on numerous occasions.
Charlton did seem to improve towards the end of the first half, but thankfully, no goals were scored.
A free kick was given to the opposition as half time neared, but it was cleared away to safety.
Both teams were working hard, but the first half was to remain goalless.
Charlton started the second half off, after Graham Alexander had opted to take Clayton Lewis off for Josh Morris.
The visitors’ shot-stopper, Ben Amos, saved a Holmes attempt on goal not long after the restart.
Murray Wallace won a free kick, which was taken by Morris – and we then led 1-0, after Morris put it into the top corner.
Only three minutes later, Morris scored another great goal, and we immediately looked well on top.
Hakeeb Adelakun was given a yellow card after foul on a Charlton player, before two Addicks subs were made, with Karlan Ahearne-Grant coming on for Patrick Bauer, and Marcus Marshall making way for Reeco Hackett-Fairchild.
The game ended 2-0, and our number 11 and goal scorer Josh Morris was voted Man of the Match.
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