Charlton Athletic 3-0 Shrewsbury Town

17 Aug

Charlton earned their first victory of the season and the first under new manager Russell Slade with a 3-0 League One defeat of Shrewsbury.


His discouraging start, which began with two defeats and a draw, concluded with perhaps the most convincing win of unpopular owner Roland Duchatelet’s reign.

The club’s supporters have been among the Football League’s most dejected since Duchatelet’s takeover in January 2014.

He has overseen a steady decline, but a more recognisable team hinted at the first signs of recovery through two goals from Ricky Holmes and another from Johnnie Jackson.

Charlton, who climb to eighth with four points from three fixtures, were rewarded for their early desire when the impressive Holmes curled them into a 22nd-minute lead.

The winger had already demonstrated his threat with his movement and several promising runs when he again received possession in midfield.

He began another, before from the edge of the area sending a right-footed effort into the top right corner beyond Shrewsbury goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler.

Jackson’s goal almost instantly followed. With the visitors unable to clear a cross from the right in the 24th minute, the club captain reached the loose ball and routinely finished from directly in front of goal.

Holmes effectively secured Charlton’s much-needed three points in the 31st minute by curling a left-wing corner directly over Leutwiler and into the top right.

They thereafter rarely committed to pursuing a fourth, but not conceding felt equally positive. Shrewsbury, who are 23rd with a point, and manager Micky Mellon look set for a difficult season.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Live Text

Match ends, Charlton Athletic 3, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 3, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Hand ball by Adam El-Abd (Shrewsbury Town).

Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jordan Botaka replaces Ricky Holmes.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Waring (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Nicky Ajose (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Moha (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Morgan Fox.

Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Waring (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Lee Novak replaces Josh Magennis.

Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Waring (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Ademola Lookman replaces Johnnie Jackson.

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Moha replaces Louis Dodds.

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Shaun Whalley replaces Jim O’Brien.

Adam El-Abd (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Shrewsbury Town).

Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town).

Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. George Waring replaces Oliver Lancashire.

Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town).

Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Shrewsbury Town).

Nicky Ajose (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

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