Details confirmed for U18s' national final


Charlton's U18s will take on Birmingham City in the Professional Development League 2 play-off final on Saturday, May 25th at Birmingham County FA Headquarters (KO 1pm BST).

The young Addicks booked their spot in this year's national final with a thrilling 5-3 victory over Barnsley last weekend. Micah Mbick opened the scoring with his 43rd goal of the campaign and Patrick Casey bagged a brace to take his seasonal tally to 44, with Manu Wales and Mason Hunter also on the scoresheet for Jason Pearce's side at Sparrows Lane.

Birmingham, meanwhile, edged past Bristol City on penalties in the other semi-final. Blues goalkeeper Tyrese Warmington was the hero, saving three spot-kicks following a goalless draw at St. Andrew’s @ Knighthead Park.

Charlton came from behind to claim a 2-1 win in their last meeting with Birmingham - the PDL2-North champions - earlier this month. Godfred Boakye opened the scoring, but his own goal and Emmanuel Sol-Loza's stunning 84th-minute effort earned Pearce's team a valuable three points.

Fans can live stream Saturday's final for free on Birmingham's official YouTube and X accounts.

Supporters are also welcome to attend the showpiece clash in person, with tickets available on the gate, priced at £4 for adults and £2 for concessions. The full address for the venue is: Birmingham County FA Headquarters, Ray Hall Lane, B43 6JF.

Charlton fans can support the academy by signing up to the Valley Gold scheme. Valley Gold enables fans to support the club’s academy in unearthing the talents of tomorrow, as well as giving them the chance to win cash prizes.

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