J Nolan (80)
Charlton vs Shrewsbury
Sky Bet League One Play-Offs Semi-Final
7:45pm Thursday 10th May
WATCH: NOLAN ENJOYS WONDER STRIKE
Jon Nolan's stunner came Shrewsbury the advantage after the first leg of League One play-off semi-final and he admits he isn't quite sure how he scored it!
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A reminder that you can watch the other Sky Bet League One play-off semi-final first leg between Scunthorpe and Rotherham from 12pm on Saturday with the second leg of this tie on Sky Sports Football from 5pm, Sunday.
SIMEON GHOLAM AT THE VALLEY
It wasn’t the best game but first legs of play-off ties rarely are. Shrewsbury won’t care a bit, however, and that superb Jon Nolan strike has given them a massive advantage to take back to New Meadow on Sunday.
It’s not over for Charlton by any means, but they’ve got a bit of work to do and they’ll have to play a lot better than they did tonight.
CHARLTON 0-1 SHREWSBURY
FT: Charlton so close to an equaliser as Bauer's thumping header is blocked just short of the line from Forster-Caskey's corner. It is advantage Shrewsbury though going into the second leg. Jon Nolan's 10th goal of the season was worthy of winning any game and Paul Hurst's men can be very happy with their efforts tonight.
90+5: We're into added time in added time as Charlton win a late corner.
90+3: Jon Nolan is brought off will less than two minutes of added time to be played. Lenell John-Lewis comes on.
90+1: It is a good ball in and Magennis gets his head to it but can't generate enough power to trouble Henderson.
90: Charlton get a free-kick on the right. A decent position to get the ball into the box as the board goes up to show four additional minutes.
90+1: Nicky Ajose is replaced by Michal Zyro before the free-kick is taken.
89: A minute to go as Joe Riley comes on to replace Shaun Whalley for Shrewsbury.
88: Shrewsbury can run the clock down a little more as Magennis climbs all over Nsiala in trying to win a header. Shrewsbury free-kick.
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86: The Charlton fans are doing their best to inspire their team but Shrewsbury have been relatively comfortable since the goal.
83: Charlton try to muster an instant response and Ajose goes close with a well-struck effort from the edge of the box that just flies over the top.
What a hit son, what a hit. A superb moment of quality from Jon Nolan, which is somewhat out of character for this game so far, and Shrewsbury have a vital lead away from home.
Charlton have to go for it in the final 10 minutes now.
GOAL! CHARLTON 0-1 SHREWSBURY (Nolan 80)
WHAT A GOAL! Shrewsbury lead and that is a fantastic strike from Jon Nolan. The ball is nodded down to him 20 yards out and he does incredibly well to adjust, get his knee over the ball and send the half-volley flying in off the crossbar! Phenomenal!
CHARLTON 0-0 SHREWSBURY
80: Fosu has looked lively since coming on and finds space inside the Shrewsbury half after jinking inside. He opts to try an ambitious effort from 30 yards when he had options either side and the shot is blocked.
78: A Shrewsbury free-kick 20 yards inside the Charlton sees the centre-backs sent forward but unusually Whalley delivery is a poor one as he hoists it over everyone and out for a goal kick.
77: Lee Bowyer makes his second sub, sending on Joe Aribo for Ben Reeves. Stefan Payne is on for Carlton Morris for Shrewsbury.
74: Just the second booking of the match as Rodman catches Konsa with a high boot.
73: Something to cheer about for the first time in a while for the Charlton supporters as Fosu goes past Beckles and is then brought down on the corner of the box. Forster-Caskey takes the free-kick, it's on target but straight at Henderson, who holds it cleanly.
72: The Charlton fans are getting restless and as they lose possession, Rodman picks up the ball inside his own half and is able to surge to the edge of the opposition area. He tries to slip in Nolan, who was coming in from the left but Nolan loses his footing at the worst possible time otherwise he was in.
70: Shrewsbury would probably take a draw going back to New Meadow but they could be going back with more the way things are going, the away side are very well on the front foot at the moment.
66: Brilliant defending from Bauer. Dasilva misjudges the flight of Sadler's crossfield ball to Whalley and gets caught underneath it. The winger cuts it back towards Carlton Morris but Bauer reads it gets just gets there ahead of the striker. He does concede a free-kick as he follows the ball out to the wing but the initial interception was excellent.
68: Shrewsbury take the free-kick short to Nolan, who had drifted into space on the corner of the box and his clever chip towards the far post is just wide.
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65: Nolan is starting to exert a little more influence in this game and wins a free-kick on the left for Shrewsbury, he was too quick for Kashi. Charlton clear the free-kick though and earn a throw in the left-back position.
63: Corner to Shrewsbury after Nolan skips past Kashi down the left side of the penalty area and then sees his cross deflected behind.
64: The corner is flicked on and a host of players attack the ball as it loops up around the six yard but Ben Amos does very well to come out and punch it away for a throw in.
62: Charlton make their first change as Stephy Mavididi is replaced by Tarique Fosu, who makes his return from injury.
59: Another promising situation for Charlton fizzles out as Ajose's pass to Reeves is cut out by Beckles. The wide man would have been one-on-one with the full-back, 30 yards out if he'd be able to collect the pass.
The home fans sitting around me are starting to get a little bit restless. You can understand their frustrations as you feel Charlton will need a positive result here to take into Sunday’s second leg.
Another misplaced pass leads to one nearby fan shouting: ‘You’re better than this Addicks!’ He’s not entirely wrong either.
57: Dean Henderson comes out and claims the high, hanging free-kick but then goes down, much to the Charlton fans' frustration. He did take a bit of a knock as he collected that free-kick but seems fine to continue.
56: Konsa is clattered by Beckles as the two full-backs collide just inside the Shrewsbury half. Charlton free-kick.
54: Murmurings of discontent from the home fans at a misplaced pass are replaced by cheers as their side win the ball back and Jay Dasilva again shows his class and composure down the left. A stumble from Keshi gives Shrewsbury the ball back, cue more grumbles.
52: Nolan gets his feet in a muddle inside the Charlton box after some nice interplay with Bolton and Whalley and Mavididi, direct as ever, gets Charlton up the pitch.
51: It has been a quieter start to this half than in the first from Charlton but they nearly get Ajose in after a long ball forward is flicked on by Magennis and then Reeves, Nsiala is across to cut out the pass and avert the danger for Shrewsbury though.
48: The space opens up for Rodman as he collects a loose Charlton pass in midfield and drives forward, he has Carlton Morris to his right and plays the ball out to the big striker. Nolan is the only player in the box though and Charlton are able to deal with the cross.
47: Beckles chips a ball forward towards Carlton Morris but it runs through to Amos as both sides try to feel their way back into this contest after the break.
46: Shrewsbury get things back underway at The Valley. No changes for either side.
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No goals yet but a great opening 45 minutes to the play-offs here at The Valley. Charlton have largely been on top and had a great couple of opportunities to score early on, while Jon Nolan really should have done better for Shrewsbury from a counter-attack midway through the half.
Will either side open up and go for it in the second half or will they settle for a draw to take into the second leg on Sunday? We’ll soon find out.
HT: The half-time whistle goes and it remains goalless. Charlton started very quickly but couldn't find the early goal they craved and Shrewsbury grew into the game. Replays suggest Shrewsbury could have had a penalty for a handball by Pearce that was missed by everyone initially after 35 minutes.
45: Bolton nearly gets in behind down the Shrewsbury right but the covering defender is across quickly to put the ball behind for a corner. It's not altogether convincing but Charlton get the ball clear. One added minute to be played in the first half.
43: Mavididi's cross is properly dealt with and Nsiala has to stretch to cut it out and put the bal lbehind for a corner with Magennis lurking behind him.
44: The corner is hung up to the edge of the box but Kashi's left-foot volley is hit into the ground and about 15 yards wide.
41: Charlton have a free-kick in a good position on the left after Mavididi is brought down. Forster-Caskey to take.
42: It's a good ball in and Magennis is first to it but glances the header wide of the far post.
39: A lucky deflection gives Shresbury possession inside the Charlton half but after a bit of patient build up, Nolan tries to spread the ball out to the right but overcooks the ball and it sails over Whalley's head for a throw in.
36: The first booking of the game goes to Carlton Morris as he catches Pearce very late on the left touchline. Not a nice tackle, that one. A clear yellow.
34: Charlton clear the free-kick and mount at attack of their own as Forster-Caskey sweeps the ball out to Reeves on the right from Magennis' lay off. Reeves cuts back onto his left, ignoring the run from Konsa and swings in a cross but Nsiala is there to head it clear.
33: Good strength from Nolan and he wins a free-kick as Pearce barges into him just inside the Charlton half.
32: The physio is on quickly as Aristote Nsiala goes down after coming off worse in a challenge with Nicky Ajose. He is up and about now though and Shrewsbury will hope he is able to carry on, it looks like he will.
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