Report: Charlton 0-2 Millwall

TWO goals in six second-half minutes sealed a memorable victory for Millwall over South London rivals Charlton at The Valley – their first in 21 years.

Jermaine Easter, who only joined the Lions on loan from Crystal Palace on Friday, scored with his first touch before Shane Lowry added a second goal with an outstanding long-range free-kick.

Three points in the Championship capped a memorable week for Kenny Jackett's side, who progressed to the semi-finals of the FA Cup with a win against Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday.



New signing Richard Chaplow went straight into Millwall's starting line-up after joining on loan from Southampton, with Andy Keogh dropping to the bench and Chris Taylor moving to right midfield.

Mark Beevers' tenth booking of the season against Blackburn Rovers in midweek meant he would serve a two-match suspension and so Karleigh Osborne replaced him in the centre of defence.

Dany N'Guessan, who had a loan spell at Charlton last season, had the first meaningful effort of the game when he cut inside and fired a shot a yard wide of David Button's right-hand post.



Bradley Pritchard stung the hands of David Forde with a powerful effort from the edge of the area, which the Lions 'keeper initially spilled, before Danny Shittu blocked Johnnie Jackson's volley.

Osborne had to be taken off after only 15 minutes and was replaced by Adam Smith following a hamstring injury he sustained tracking back to snuff out a dangerous opening for the home side.

Chances were few and far between in the opening 20 minutes but N'Guessan almost latched onto Smith's teasing cross to break the deadlock, but the ball was inches too high for him.

Moments later, Yann Kermogant's flick played in Danny Haynes, who burst through on goal, but the striker was denied by Forde's well-timed sliding tackle.

And Forde came to the visitors' rescue again shortly afterwards when he parried Addicks youngster Callum Harriott's goal-bound shot behind his post for a corner.

With half-time fast approaching, N'Guessan's cross into the area was headed down by Taylor into the path of Tottenham loanee Smith, who blasted wide from inside the box.

Charlton came flying out of the traps at the start of the second period and Shittu had to be alert to deny Haynes within minutes of the restart after the striker had got goal-side of the defence.

Moments later, Jack Smith gave away a free-kick on the edge of his own area from which Addicks targetman Kermorgant whipped a curling shot just wide of Forde's goal.

Forde cut out another possible one-on-one after Lowry's error before a Charlton corner fell to the feet of Harriott, who fired well over under pressure.

Chris Powell's side spurned a glorious opportunity to break the deadlock when a deep cross from Rhoys Wiggins was met by Lawrie Wilson at the back post, but he somehow poked over.

And it was Millwall who took the lead two minutes before the hour mark when Chaplow's cross was converted at the near post by Easter, making his second debut for the club.

The Lions doubled their lead when Australian defender Shane Lowry powered a 30-yard free-kick into the top corner, leaving 'keeper David Button with absolutely no chance.

Millwall nearly made it 3-0 when Liam Trotter headed wide from Taylor's free-kick, before substitute Ricardo Fuller volleyed tamely over from six yards after Shittu's miscued clearance.

But the Addicks rarely looked like mounting a dramatic comeback and Jackett's troops held on to claim a much-needed league win on the back of their FA Cup success.

Conor Sefton

(@ConorSeftonNAD)

30 thoughts on “Report: Charlton 0-2 Millwall

  • March 16, 2013 at 14:44
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    Vital. Well done Millwall sounded like everyone gave it their all! Beaming. We all knew that Easter lad would come good..

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    • March 16, 2013 at 14:52
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      Easter for England. Lol. Just coming away beaming. Great atmosphere in the Millwall end!!!!!

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  • March 16, 2013 at 14:50
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    YES YES YES COYL.... A very valuable 3 points.....

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  • March 16, 2013 at 14:51
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    Fantastic result.
    Shame about Leeds too.

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  • March 16, 2013 at 14:57
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    where's all you jackett out merchants ????

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    • March 16, 2013 at 15:02
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      Still here, don't worry

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  • March 16, 2013 at 15:03
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    Still here too.

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  • March 16, 2013 at 15:06
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    Happy Easter!

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  • March 16, 2013 at 15:21
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    Another great performance coming off the back of the two Rovers games. Very solid at the back and an excellent game for Jack Smith and big Danny. As for Shanes goal, a worldy from 30 odd yards.
    A nice break now, much deserved by Kenny's boys.
    Anoraks were second best and Wall appear to have shaken off the bad run and can only get better.
    Chelsea in the final please!?
    COYL
    In Kenny We Trust

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    • March 16, 2013 at 21:14
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      Shane Lowry!!!!! Aussie legend!!! COYL!!!

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  • March 16, 2013 at 15:33
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    What a week. After the Wolves game, for the first time ever, I honestly thought Kenny might have taken us as far as he could, but he's worked wonders this week. We still look short up front, but the defence has been brilliant (especially Dunne and Shittu) and the midfield seem to be working their socks off.

    Two more league wins (and no serious injuries) and we should be able to enjoy our day out at Wembley.

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  • March 16, 2013 at 15:49
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    Hi everyone
    Remember years ago living on the coast and wanting to see Wall play charlton.Charlton used to lay on a coach going up so pretended we were charlton, i took my son.Had to go all the way up listening to the rabble and then sit with them.All we heard was 'scum ' this 'scum' that. We lost 2-0 i think. Dont know what we would have done had we scored. Used to work with a charlton and he used to call me scum. So..........today i'm well made up and the best pairing we have is the manager and chairman we dont want him ending up on dragons den...........what a week its been

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  • March 16, 2013 at 16:14
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    Kenny is King, Shittu is our Prince of Millwall. Still punching above our weight as Millwall teams to do. Love it!!!!!!!!! That's what we do, that's what we do!!!!!!!

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    • March 16, 2013 at 17:27
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      As great as today was, beating Charlton is definitely not punching above our weight.

      Charlton might be able to fill more seats nowadays with freebie tickets and a post-Premier renta-crowd, but we usually beat them at their place (be that Upton Park, Selhurst Park or the morgue they call the Valley).

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  • March 16, 2013 at 16:18
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    Bloody brilliant, well done lads.
    Nice to see an instant return on a loan deal.
    Another clean sheet and 2 goals terrrrrrrifffffic.
    Just can't rely on b****** Leeds for anything, still it could mean they will be looking for a new manager soon, shame haha.

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  • March 16, 2013 at 16:21
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    Always said that Easter was good......

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  • March 16, 2013 at 16:26
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    F****** excellent COYL best Charlton away I've been. And to top it off I actually found wally. Unbelievable. Wember...ley wember...ley we're the famous millwall and we're going to wember...ley.
    F*** off Charlton that's what we do

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  • March 16, 2013 at 16:29
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    Sorry to all that couldn't make it what a good win happy Easter Lowry free kick 35 yards top corner goal of the season contender in KJ I trust.

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  • March 16, 2013 at 17:33
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    That's what we do .... You Charlton That's what we do ..... Fantastic week , good signings just need the forwards to start firing and where in the playoffs .....LOL come on you Lions

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  • March 16, 2013 at 17:55
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    harry, i wasn't worried, despair is a better word

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  • March 16, 2013 at 18:11
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    Liked the look of chaplow in millwall team today, added a whole new dynamic in midfield i thought today. All players played there part and they and jackett deserved there win today. 2 more wins i think we'll be safe and after them we can start to look above and get chasing. Up the lions

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  • March 16, 2013 at 18:11
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    Oh, how I love my Millwall.
    Beating these anorak wearing twats especially after a brilliant Wednesday night, well, what a fantastic week. Two superb goals - not one but two - absolutely brilliant! The Charlton fans I've got as mates all obviously saw a different game to me but who cares and yes, you can stick that drum up your a***!
    For God, Kenny and St. Danny.

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  • March 16, 2013 at 19:59
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    just need to hope this gets the ball rolling for a push away from the relegation.
    Great performance from the defence.
    Great performance from the midfield, considering the poor pitch they put in a shift and a half today.
    Up front still lacking, but we trust Jacket to sort that.
    COYL

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  • March 16, 2013 at 21:40
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    Apparently Charlton supporters were making racist chants. Someone should probably inform sky sports. Millwall against Racism. That's what we doooo!! COYL

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