WANDERERS (4-2-3-1)

 

JOEL DIXON…6.5.

Hard to mark him down as there wasn’t a save for him to make – but due credit for his confidence on the ball, which is becoming really important in Wanderers’ build-up.

GETHIN JONES…8.

Best game for a while. Tested in the first half as Blackett-Taylor and Leko switched wings but never looked overrun. Caused Charlton a lot of problems going the other way.

RICARDO SANTOS…7.5.

Strong outing for the big man, who dominated Davison et al in the second-half and pushed confidently into midfield with the ball too.

ALEX BAPTISTE…6.5.

The one error in possession stands out – but we should also highlight the two marvellous cover tackles on Leko to halt a Charlton break in the second half.

DECLAN JOHN…5.5.

Would have liked an easier night to phase himself back into the team but Leko was a handful. John worked hard and was clearly tiring towards the end.

MJ WILLIAMS…7.5.

Compact in possession and usually first to any loose ball or poor touch, we also saw a bit more of Williams pushing forward and creating chances at The Valley.

KIERAN LEE…8.5.

Has given Ian Evatt a proper headache with two well-taken goals and a really efficient performance. A proper class act.

ELIAS KACHUNGA…7.

After a quiet half hour, Kachunga put himself right in the thick of the action either side of the break and showed some silky touches on the ball.

ANTONI SARCEVIC…7.

Came up with the goods in the second half, spraying the ball around well and finishing things off with a delightful skip round the keeper. Deserves credit after a tough run.

DAPO AFOLAYAN…7.

Got Bolton back into it before half time and never stopped chipping away at Matthews and Lavelle, whose only course to stop him – like most defenders – was to kick him up in the air.

EOIN DOYLE…6.

One of those thankless nights for Doyle, who touched the ball just 10 times all night and only twice in the penalty box. Despite those stark stats, he never gave Charlton’s defenders a moment’s peace.

Subs: Gordon 7, 62 (for John), Johnston 78 (for Baptiste), Delfouneso 85 (for Doyle) Not used: Gilks, Sheehan, Brockbank, Thomason.

 

Charlton (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Matthews, Lavelle, Famewo, Purrington; Blackett-Taylor, Watson, Clare; Leko, Davison, Lee.

Subs: Washington 67 (for Leko), Gilbey 78 (for Clare), Stockley 86 (for Watson) Not used: Henderson, Gunter, Pearce, Arter.

 

Referee: Lee Swabey – 6/10. Rather Jekyll and Hyde stuff, with a picky first-half performance followed by a willingness to keep free kicks to a minimum in the rain-sodden second half. I think I preferred the latter.

Attendance: 12,707 (888)