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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Tariqe Fosu (9')

Tarige Fosu's early goal seals points for Charlton

Tariqe Fosu scored his fifth goal in three matches to guide promotion-chasing Charlton to a deserved 1-0 Sky Bet League One victory over Doncaster at The Valley.
The winger scored the only goal of the game after nine minutes when his strike from the corner of the penalty area caught out Doncaster keeper Ian Lawlor at his near post.
Darren Ferguson's side did their best to respond after 25 minutes however, with Alfie May seeing his left-footed effort graze the top of the crossbar.
Ricky Holmes should have doubled the Addicks' advantage just before half-time but Lawlor stood tall to deny the former Northampton winger.
Following a seven-minute delay due to an injury to referee Robert Lewis from the second-half kick-off when he collided with Josh Magennis, Charlton could have made it two when Billy Clarke's header deflected off the bar.
Lawlor then had to be called upon again for Doncaster, saving from both Magennis and Ahmed Kashi with 73 minutes played.
Despite some late pressure from the visitors, Karl Robinson's men held on for a win that takes them to fifth in the table.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 17 +14 38
2 Sunderland 16 +19 35
3 Peterborough United 17 +11 33
4 Barnsley 16 +15 31
5 Luton Town 17 +8 29
6 Charlton Athletic 17 +6 28
7 Accrington Stanley 17 +2 28
8 Coventry City 17 +2 28
9 Blackpool 16 +3 25
10 Doncaster Rovers 17 +1 25
11 Walsall 17 -5 25
12 Fleetwood Town 17 +5 23
13 Southend United 17 -1 23
14 Burton Albion 16 0 21
15 Wycombe Wanderers 17 -1 21
16 Rochdale 17 -9 20
17 Gillingham 17 -3 18
18 Shrewsbury Town 17 -4 18
19 Scunthorpe United 17 -11 18
20 Bristol Rovers 17 0 17
21 Oxford United 17 -7 15
22 Plymouth Argyle 17 -11 13
23 AFC Wimbledon 17 -15 11
24 Bradford City 17 -19 10