Scunthorpe United 0-0 Charlton Athletic

21 Sep

Scunthorpe v Charlton


Kevin van Veen (centre) went close to winning the game for Scunthorpe in the second-half

Scunthorpe moved two points clear at the top of League One following a goalless draw with Charlton at Glanford Park.

Following a quiet opening, Iron’s leading scorer Josh Morris was not too far away with an effort that fizzed just wide, and minutes later he brought a low save out of Declan Rudd.

The Addicks finally created an opening just shy of the half-hour mark when Chris Solly’s cross was met by a diving Fredrik Ulvestad, but the Norwegian’s header spun narrowly wide.

After the break, Ademola Lookman should have done better when he ran at the retreating Scunthorpe backline only to shoot tamely off target when getting a sight of goal.

Kevin van Veen, a virtual spectator for 80 minutes, crashed a shot just wide for the hosts as he managed to get a toe to a loose ball in the box.

Charlton brought on substitute Jordan Botaka for the last seven minutes and he should have scored, but he thumped Lookman’s cross well over.

Addicks defender Jason Pearce made a terrific block to deny Iron sub Hakeeb Adelakun, before Morris hit a shot straight at Rudd.

And right at the death, Johnnie Jackson struck a terrific free-kick, only to see the ball crash off Luke Daniels’ left-hand post and go behind.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Charlton Athletic 0.

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Charlton Athletic 0.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jason Pearce.

Attempt blocked. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United).

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

Attempt saved. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Harry Toffolo.

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

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

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Morgan Fox.

Attempt blocked. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jordan Botaka (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jordan Botaka replaces Kevin Foley.

Foul by Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United).

Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Sam Mantom replaces Stephen Dawson.

Attempt blocked. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by David Mirfin.

Attempt missed. Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Richard Smallwood replaces Paddy Madden.

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Duane Holmes.

Foul by Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United).

Andrew Crofts (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Crofts (Charlton Athletic).

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

Attempt saved. Fredrik Ulvestad (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Harry Toffolo (Scunthorpe United).

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