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Charlton Athletic 0-2 Accrington Stanley

Accrington climbed up to fifth in League One after defeating Charlton at The Valley thanks to a brace from Colby Bishop.

Bishop opened the scoring in the 36th minute and the 24-year-old then secured the points when he doubled Stanley’s lead midway through the second half.

The visitors started the brisker of the two sides, and Bishop headed a Sean McConville free-kick wide after four minutes.

Charlton started to impose themselves, and debutant Liam Millar drew a save out of visiting keeper Nathan Baxter following a solo run.

Jake Forster-Caskey forced Baxter into action again in the 25th minute, the Stanley number one turning away one-handed a shot from outside the area.

The visitors took the lead when a poor back header by Charlton skipper Jason Pearce went over the head of the outstretched Ben Amos, allowing Bishop to easily head home with the goal at his mercy.

Charlton looked for the equaliser, and Alex Gilbey made Baxter clear off the line three minutes before the interval.

The game was settled in the 67th minute when Bishop collected his second of the evening, the striker controlling a pass by Joe Pritchard before slotting home past Amos.

Match report by PA Media.



Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Amos
  • 2Gunter
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 6Pearce
  • 22MaatsenBooked at 85mins
  • 19MorganBooked at 52minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 63′minutes
  • 11Gilbey
  • 8Forster-Caskey
  • 28SmythSubstituted forSchwartzat 78′minutes
  • 14WashingtonSubstituted forAnekeat 45′minutes
  • 27MillarSubstituted forMaddisonat 63′minutesSubstituted forPurringtonat 90+2′minutes


  • 3Purrington
  • 7Williams
  • 10Aneke
  • 16Matthews
  • 21Maddison
  • 29Schwartz
  • 30Maynard-Brewer


Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Baxter
  • 2Nottingham
  • 3Hughes
  • 4Burgess
  • 18RodgersSubstituted forCassidyat 66′minutes
  • 6Butcher
  • 28Conneely
  • 11McConvilleSubstituted forRobertsat 83′minutes
  • 10PritchardBooked at 83mins
  • 32Charles
  • 19Bishop


  • 8Russell
  • 9Cassidy
  • 14Uwakwe
  • 16Barclay
  • 24Sama
  • 35Roberts
  • 40Savin

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