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CHARLTON GOOD AT SECOND

01-Dec 06:20, by Ketts

What is Charlton's recent FA Cup record like? We take a look.

The Addicks head to Kingsmeadow to face AFC Wimbledon in the Second Round of the FA Cup on Sunday. Karl Robinson is keen to get through and get a plum tie in the Third Round. But does he have grounds for optimism?

Charlton are one of the bigger names in League One, and as might be expected, they have a decent record at this stage of the competition.

The Addicks touched their nadir in the 2009/10 season when they did not even reach rhe Second Round. 

A single goal eliminated them at Northwich Victoria - the only time the club has lost to a non-league side since joining the Football League in 1921.  ‎

The following season they reached the Second Round after edging past Barnet. After a 0-0 draw at Underhill, an early Kyel Reid goal in the replay ‎at The Valley, set up a Second Round home tie with Luton.

Joe Anyinsah and Johnnie Jackson were the scorers in a 2-2 draw, but Charlton came from behind to win the replay 3-1 at Kenilworth Road. Scott Wagstaff, Anyinsah and J‎ackson getting the goals.

They went out at White Hart Lane in the Third Round, Tottenham easing to a comfortable 3-0 win.‎

In the 2011/12 promotion‎ winning season, the Addicks started their Cup campaign in the fog at Halifax.

The game was televised but Chris Powell's side made no mistake; goals from Matt Taylor, Jackson, Danny Hollands and Bradley Pritchard setting up a Second Round clash with Carlisle at The Valley.

Michael Morrison and Jason Euell got the goals that knocked the Cumbrians out.‎

Charlton were again paired with a London Premier League side in the Third Round. This time it was Fulham and 7,000 travelling fans saw the Addicks lose‎ 4-0 at Craven Cottage.

In one of football's regular ironies, Karl Robinson's first game in charge at The Valley, was against his former club, MK Dons.‎

Charlton had beaten high flying Scunthorpe 3-1 in the First Round at The Valley thanks to two goals from Ademola Lookman, and another from Jackson.

A dull 0-0 draw sent Robinson back to his former stomping ground for the replay.

Former Dons player Adam Chicksen cancelled out Daniel Powell's early opener to take the game ‎into extra-time. The home side proved too strong for the visitors and ran out 3-1 winners. Ben Reeves and Dean Bowditch getting the goals.

So recent history suggests that if  the Addicks can get past the Wombles, Robinson could well get his dream of playing a Premier League club in the next round.

 

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