Wednesday 1 November 2017, 7:45pm at The Valley, London
Charlton Athletic
Charlton Athletic
Reeves 30'; Dodoo 89'; Aribo 90'+1
Fulham FC
Thorsteinsson 3'; Thompson 62'

30' Goal

Ben Reeves

89' Goal

Joe Dodoo

90'+1 Goal

Joe Aribo

69' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:George Lapslie
Off:Mark Marshall

69' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Reeco Hackett-Fairchild
Off:Ben Reeves

75' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Taylor Maloney
Off:Johnnie Jackson

3' Goal

Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson

62' Goal

Cameron Thompson

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cameron Thompson
Off:Mikolaj Kwietniewski

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Michael Elstone
Off:Elijah Adebayo

Two last ditch goals from the Addicks cruelly sent the Whites home from the Valley pointless, with goals from Thorsteinsson and Thompson

Fulham lost 3-2 to Charlton Athletic at the Valley in the Checkatrade Trophy after a dramatic final five minutes saw the Addicks come from behind a scoring two to win all three points.

Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson scored another curling effort to take an early lead, before Ben Reeves equalised for Charlton. Cameron Thompson put the Whites ahead for a second time in the second half but goals from Joe Aribo and Joe Dodoo dramtically won it for the hosts.

The Whites were at it from the off and made their mark in the third minute. Rob Atkinson received treatment in the opening minute, so the ball wasn’t in play more than 60 seconds before Thorsteinsson made the difference.

A searching long ball found Elijah Adebayo who did well to bring the it down high up the pitch. He passed back to Thorsteinsson, just outside the left corner of the box and he curled his effort into the top right corner to make it 1-0.

It took a while for the hosts to get going as Aribo got their first shot away in the 13th minute after enjoying a good spell of possession, but the Fulham defence closed down well.

Norman was first called into action three minutes later when a well weighted ball was played into Dodoo. Magnus Norman sprinted off his line to make the clearance.

The match was even for the next 10 minutes, both teams trying to work their way forward. However, it was Charlton who had the next clear cut chance.

In the 27th minute Reeves hit the right post from the edge of the area. It wasn’t long after that thought before Charlton found their way back into the match.

In the 30th minute, Mark Mashall crossed into the Whites’ box and Reeves slotted the dropping ball into the bottom right corner.

Norman was needed again in the 41st minute as Aribo shot near post, the Fulham keeper read it well and made the crucial block.

Charlton continued to press and could have gone ahead just before the break, a ball in from Mashall found Dodoo free in the box but he headed wide. 

Fulham had the quicker of the two starts in the second half, Thompson came on for Mikolaj Kwietniewski at half time and put a decent ball into the area. Thorsteinsson found himself on the end of the ball and had a dangerous shot blocked.

Neither team had a clear cut chance for the opening quarter hour of the second half. Karlan Ahearne-Grant shot from distance for the Addicks, however Norman followed it well and took the ball in his gloves.

It was the Whites who put their noses in-front again in the 62nd minute, Thorsteinsson with a clever cut through to Thompson put him in on goal. The keeper got something on the shot but couldn’t keeper it out as Thompson his got his second goal from the bench in successive games. 

Fulham almost widened the gap with a quarter of an hour left on the clock when Matt O’Riley sent an in-swinger into the box from a free-kick but no one could get anything on it.

The Whites looked like they were going to take all the points home having controlled the match expertly, but it wasn’t to be with a crazy final few minutes from the hosts.

In the 89th minute Charlton won a corner and Jo Cummings headed across goal and Dodoo headed into the corner to bring the match level.

In injury time Charlton attacked again, this time Aribo was on hand to slot a Ahearne-Grant cross into the back of the net to send Fulham home empty handed.

Match Information

Competition: Checkatrade Trophy

Date: Wednesday 1 November 2017
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: The Valley, London

Charlton Athletic

Line-up: Phillips; Jackson (Maloney 75'), Aribo, Ahearne-Grant, Marshall (Lapslie 69'); Barnes, Reeves (Hackett-Fairchild 69'); Dodoo, Cummings, Mascoll; Djiksteel

Unused substitutes: Maynard-Brewster


Line-up: Norman; Spence, Davies, Jenz, Atkinson; Harris, O'Riley; Kwietniewski (Thompson 46'), Kait, Thorsteinsson; Adebayo (Elstone 78')

Unused substitutes: Nabay, Andrason, Pearce, Francois, Ashby-Hammond

Charlton Athletic (4-2-3-1)
  • 13Dillion Phillips
  • 4Johnnie Jackson
  • 17Joe Aribo
  • 18Karlan Ahearne-Grant
  • 7Mark Marshall
  • 33Aaron Barnes
  • 12Ben Reeves
  • 21Joe Dodoo
  • 40Jo Cummings
  • 41Jamie Mascoll
  • 34Anfernee Djiksteel
  • 35Ashley Maynard-Brewster
  • 36George Lapslie
  • 37Reeco Hackett-Fairchild
  • 38Taylor Maloney
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 46Magnus Norman
  • 64Djed Spence
  • 41Aron Davies
  • 58Moritz Jenz
  • 35Rob Atkinson
  • 50Jayden Harris
  • 33Matt O'Riley
  • 54Mikolaj Kwietniewski
  • 40Mattias Kait
  • 45Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson
  • 48Elijah Adebayo
  • 49Foday Nabay
  • 53Cameron Thompson
  • 55Atli Andrason
  • 57Michael Elstone
  • 60Isaac Pearce
  • 62Tyrese Francois
  • 66Luca Ashby-Hammond