Weak defending allowed Ian Maatsen to score the only goal of the game after 12 minutes for the Addicks.
Andy Butler’s side were nowhere near good enough in the final third as they failed to score for the fifth time in six games.
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LIVE: Doncaster Rovers 0 Charlton Athletic 1
Last updated: Friday, 02 April, 2021, 14:31
GOAL: Maatsen (12)
ROVERS: Jones; Halliday, Wright (John 67), Anderson, James; Bostock; Robertson (Richards 58), Smith (Greaves 88); Okenabirhie (Lokilo 67), Coppinger; Bogle. Subs: Balcombe, Horton, Gomes.
CHARLTON: Amos, Purrington, Pearce, Jaiyesimi (Millar 65), Forster-Caskey, Stockley (Aneke 84), Gilbey (Shinnie 90), Pratley, Matthews, Maatsen (Gunter 90), Innis. Subs: Maynard-Brewer, Oshilaja, Watson.
REF: Marc Edwards
2.30pm Now six without a win
Rovers’ disappointing run of form continues and now it is six without a victory.
The added zip was brought to build-up play this afternoon but the issues inside the final 20 yards were all too prevalent as they lacked real threat throughout - and the frustration at that is only growing.
2.27pm Another defeat
2.18pm ADDED TIME
AJ Greaves replaces Matt Smith
67min Double switch
Cameron John and Jason Lokilo replace Joe Wright and Fejiri Okenabirhie
Cameron John will be coming on for Joe Wright. Wright took a big knock to the head and jarred his neck and he’s struggling to continue.
Jason Lokilo will also be coming on.
Taylor Richards replaces Scott Robertson
55min Yellow cards
Brad Halliday and Jayden Stockley are both booked
50min GOAL....but no
Charlton look to have doubled their advantage with a header from a corner but it is ruled out.
Jayden Stockley powers the header but it seems as though it deflected off a Charlton player on its way in.