Charlton Athletic vs MK Dons: Match Report

MK Dons won their second league away game running with an incredibly professional performance at Lee Bowyer’s Charlton Athletic. 2000 Addicks fans were treated to a Scott Fraser masterclass as his strike ensures that his side takes all three points back up the M1.

Russell Martin’s men almost made a nightmare start after 10 minutes as Andrew Fisher, in trying to play out of the Dons goal, only found Andrew Shinnie, who could only fire wide of the away side’s goal with the keeper totally out of position.

MK Dons created their first major chance after 15 minutes when their talisman, Scott Fraser, burst into the Athletic penalty area but his effort was well saved by Ben Amos.

What followed was a scrappy half but Martin’s men edged it and broke the hoodoo of conceding early. Cowshed goers would have been the happier set of fans going into the break.

Half-time: Charlton Athletic 0-0 MK Dons

Charlton starting XI courtesy of @CAFCofficial on Twitter
MK Dons starting XI courtesy of @MKDonsFC on Twitter

The second half saw opportunities for both sides although the men in white remained on top. However, Bowyer’s introduction of former Dons fan favourite, Chuks Aneke, gave The Addicks more of an attacking edge.

Bowyer’s opposite number was also able to make an impactful substitution. It was redemption for Lasse Sørensen, who was hauled off in the first half of MK Dons’ last league game. His incisive through ball found Fraser: who rifled past Amos to give the Bletchley based outfit the lead.

Following this, Charlton came so close to an equaliser in the 92nd minute as Darren Pratley struck the bar as the return of their fans to The Valley was ultimately unceremonious. Meanwhile, the men from Milton Keynes proved that they can once again mix it with the big boys away from home, with a complete away performance.

Full-time: Charlton Athletic 0-1 MK Dons

Man of the Match: Scott Fraser

Scott Fraser celebrates his winner courtesy of @MKDonsFC on Twitter


Published by Reece Davies

Milton Keynes born and raised and a former employee of Stadium MK for 6 years. A passionate MK Dons fan ready to document our dire performances

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