Fleetwood Town 2-2 Charlton Athletic

12 Sep

Super-sub Lee Novak bundled in a late equaliser as Charlton fought back to draw and stop Uwe Rosler’s Fleetwood from moving into the top two.


Novak diverted fellow substitute Kevin Foley’s pass home in the 87th minute and the goal prevented Fleetwood from climbing over Bradford into second spot in the League One table.

Fleetwood’s on-loan Burnley striker Chris Long netted his third goal in as many league games in the fourth minute as he rocketed the ball past Declan Rudd from distance.

It was all Fleetwood until Charlton finally sparked into life just after the half-hour-mark as Josh Magennis nodded in Ricky Holmes’ cross in the 32nd minute.

David Ball restored Fleetwood’s lead, picking up a loose ball on the edge of the box and sublimely curled the ball into the top corner in the 44th minute.

The second half was a game of attrition until the match exploded back into life in the final 15 minutes with Town keeper Chris Neal twice making fingertip saves to thwart Holmes and Novak before the striker popped up with the late leveller.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

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Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Charlton Athletic 2.

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Charlton Athletic 2.

Attempt missed. Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ezri Konsa Ngoyo.

Lee Novak (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jordan Botaka.

Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Charlton Athletic 2. Lee Novak (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Botaka.

Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic).

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Kevin Foley replaces Fredrik Ulvestad.

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jordan Botaka replaces Ricky Holmes.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Chris Neal.

Attempt saved. Lee Novak (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Martyn Woolford replaces Bobby Grant.

Attempt missed. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Charlton Athletic).

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Chris Neal.

Attempt saved. Fredrik Ulvestad (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Novak (Charlton Athletic).

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Devante Cole.

Attempt missed. Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Amari’i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lee Novak (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Lee Novak replaces Nicky Ajose.

Attempt missed. Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic).

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

Attempt missed. Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

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