Doncaster Rovers 1 Charlton Athletic 2: Advantage Addicks heading into second leg

Matty Blair’s late goal threw Doncaster Rovers a lifeline in their League One play-off semi-final with Charlton Athletic.

Sunday, 12th May 2019, 3:48 pm
Rovers v Charlton
Rovers v Charlton

Blair headed home Mallik Wilks’s cross in the 87th minute to give Grant McCann’s side hope going into Friday’s second leg at The Valley.

Charlton had taken a firm grip on the tie following two first half goals in three minutes from Lyle Taylor and Joe Aribo.

More reaction and analysis to follow. 

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Rovers: Marosi, Blair, Downing, Butler, Andrew, Whiteman, Kane, Sadlier (May 84), Coppinger (Rowe 46), Wilks, Marquis. Subs not used: Jones, Lewis, Anderson, Crawford, Smith.

Charlton: Phillips, Dijksteel, Bauer, Sarr, Purrington, Bielik, Morgan (Pratley 61), Cullen, Aribo, Parker (Pearce 67), Taylor. Subs not used: Maxwell, Page, Lapslie, Forster-Caskey, Williams.

Referee: Oliver Langford

Attendance: 11,140 (3,688)