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Classic encounters: Charlton Athletic

4 December 2020

Re-live classic encounters between Shrewsbury Town and Charlton Athletic.

Shrewsbury Town welcome Charlton Athletic to Montgomery Waters Meadow for a clash in Sky Bet League One tomorrow afternoon.

Take a look back at previous meetings between the two sides as they prepare for their 26th meeting with each another.

League One, Greenhous Meadow, Tuesday 28 February 2017: Shrewsbury Town 4-3 Charlton Athletic.

A relentless never die attitude from the Shrews cancelled out a Ricky Holmes hat-trick, giving Paul Hurst’s side a much needed three points in a 7 goal thriller.

Holmes' treble was cancelled out by goals from Tyler Roberts and Shaun Whalley plus a brace from Louis Dodds, whose 75th-minute winner helped Paul Hurst's side take another significant step towards League One safety.

The away side started brightly and Shrews goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler had to be alert to make three fine saves inside the opening 10 minutes from Lee Novak, Holmes and Jordan Botaka.

Leutwiler's hard work was rewarded as Shrewsbury moved ahead in the 11th minute, Dodds controlling a right-wing cross from Roberts and confidently finding the bottom corner of the net from 15 yards.

An end-to-end first half saw Leutwiler then sharply push away a close-range header from Josh Magennis, but Shrewsbury were equally dangerous, Dodds forced a diving save from goalkeeper Declan Rudd and Stephen Humphrys headed a cross from fellow Fulham loanee Jack Grimmer just wide.

Charlton equalised in the 24th minute as Holmes hammered a 20-yard drive into the roof of the net and a minute before the break the Charlton winger struck in style again, whipping a free-kick from just outside the area into the top corner.

However, Charlton's lead was wiped out at the start of the second half when Shrewsbury scored two quick goals. Roberts chested down a pass from Mat Sadler to fire home before Whalley drove in a third from just outside the box in the 52nd minute.

Holmes levelled things up again when he completed his hat-trick 20 minutes from time with a low shot, but Shrewsbury had the last laugh when Dodds drilled in a low effort, his second goal of a memorable night, after his initial shot was blocked to leave Charlton without a win in their last seven games and Shrewsbury looking to use this win as a platform to build on with a very important win for Paul Hurst’s side.

Town: Leutwiler, Grimmer, Sadler, Nsiala, Brown, Whalley, Yates, Deegan, Dodds (Rodman 90’), Humphrys (Ladapoat 85'), Roberts (El-Abdat 89').

Unused subs: Leitch-Smith, Smith, Morris

Charlton: Rudd, Byrne, Teixeira, Konsa, Jackson (Dasilva 77'), Holmes, Crofts, Aribo, Botaka (Ahearne-Grantat 69'), Magennis (Watt 69'), Novak.

Unused subs: Ulvestad, Page, Phillips, Barnes

Att: 4,913

League One play-off Semi-Final second leg, Montgomery Waters Meadow, Sunday, 13 May 2018: Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Charlton Athletic. (Agg 2-0)

Memorable scenes greeted the blue and amber heroes as they strode to a second deserved 1-0 victory in four days to send Lee Bowyer’s Charlton packing. It was the least Hurst’s side deserved for the incredible 180 minutes across both legs were they were comfortably the better side.

Town, roared on by a stunning crowd of more than 9,000, produced another liberating second half and this time Carlton Morris was the hero. On-loan Norwich man Morris netted his first goal since sending Town to Wembley in the Checkatrade Trophy final two months ago.

Morris’ goal was the difference as he followed up Jon Nolan’s first-leg stunner to book a second Wembley trip of the season. Shrewsbury Town will hope it is fifth time lucky. Elated fans covered almost inch of the turf as the full-time whistle pierced the air.

Little separated the sides inside 10 minutes as both attempted to feel their way into the occasion and atmosphere. Town were typified as they superbly broke from an Addicks free-kick on the counter-attack but could not quite carve out an opening.

Shrewsbury were relentless after the break as they stepped on the gas. Charlton could not get to grips as the hosts mounted attack after attack, cross after cross that somehow failed to fall to a blue and amber shirt. The Addicks were living on the edge.

Hurst’s men kept going and they got their reward shortly before the hour. A typically dynamic Whalley burst down the right saw the winger cut the ball back perfectly for C Morris, who lashed his left-footed finish underneath Amos. Cue Bedlam as the Meadow erupted.

It was the 22-year-old forward’s 10th goal of the season. He has celebrated none of his career to date like that. The elation was such that a small section of Town fans spilled on to the pitch to enjoy the moment.

Stefan Payne’s late miss from Nolan’s cut-back didn’t matter. Town were there.

This heroic set of Shrewsbury Town stars got the job done with their immense togetherness and commitment shining through. A truly special group of players.

Shrewsbury Town:Henderson; Bolton, Nsiala, Sadler ©, Beckles; Godfrey; Whalley (Riley, 89), Nolan (John-Lewis, 90+2), B Morris, Rodman; C Morris (Payne, 69).

Subs not used: MacGillivray (gk), Lowe, Jones, Eisa.

Charlton Athletic: Amos; Dijksteel (Sarr, 90), Pearce ©, Bauer, Dasilva; Aribo, Forster-Caskey, Konza, Fosu (Kaikai, 61); Magennis, Ajose (Mavididi, 68).

Subs not used: Phillips (gk), Kashi, Reeves, Zyro.

Att: 9,026 (1,568).

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