Oxford United 2 – Charlton Athletic 1: Visitors to Kassam Stadium leave with nothing

Oxford United snatched all three points from Charlton Athletic in a 2-1 victory on Saturday, at Kassam Stadium. Both Oxford United and Charlton Athletic arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Oxford United were looking to continue their run after winning last match. Charlton Athletic, on the other hand, were able to continue their winning streak after a 2-0 win against Crewe Alexandra in their last match. Following today’s result, Oxford United and Charlton Athletic currently occupy 3rd and 19th spots in the league, with 10 points and 4 points respectively after 2 matches.

Oxford United started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, with Ryan Williams finding the net, 23 minutes in. Oxford United looked to have the game under control when they scored again and incerased their lead, thanks to a goal from Cameron Brannagan at the 31 minute mark to establish a 2-0. However, Charlton Athletic pull-back at the 36 minute mark, with a goal from Conor Washington, finishing the first half 2-1. With both teams struggling to produce anything meaningful in the second half though, the game ended 2-1.

Oxford United brought on Matty Taylor, Nathan Holland and John Mousinho for Sam Winnall, Mark Sykes and Gavin Whyte. Charlton Athletic brought on Josh Davison, Ben Watson and Charles Clayden, to replace Diallang Jaiyesimi, George Dobson and Chris Gunter.

There were bookings for Alex Gorrin and Matty Taylor from Oxford United, and Jayden Stockley and Akin Famewo, for Charlton Athletic.

Next up, Oxford United are away to AFC Wimbledon, whilst Charlton Athletic will travel to face Gillingham FC.

Technical card:
Oxford United: Ryan Williams, Cameron Brannagan, Alex Gorrin, Sam Winnall (Matty Taylor, min.71), Mark Sykes (Nathan Holland, min.78) and Gavin Whyte (John Mousinho, min.90)
Charlton Athletic: Conor Washington, Diallang Jaiyesimi (Josh Davison, min.63), Jayden Stockley, George Dobson (Ben Watson, min.71), Akin Famewo and Chris Gunter (Charles Clayden, min.90)
Stadium: Kassam Stadium
Goals: Ryan Williams (1-0, min. 23), Cameron Brannagan (2-0, min. 31) and Conor Washington (2-1, min. 36)