U21 REPORT | Charlton 1 Bournemouth 2


Charlton's U21s tasted defeat at Sparrows Lane on Friday afternoon as a second-half turnaround from AFC Bournemouth's U21s saw the visitors claim a 2-1 triumph.

Keenan Gough fired the young Addicks ahead within 23 minutes through the quick thinking of Ryan Huke. The midfielder pounced on a heavy touch at the back, dispossessing a Cherries defender and the ball fell to Gough on the edge of the box. The captain curled his effort past Callan McKenna to give Charlton the lead.

Prince Adegoke was called into action soon after as Finn Tonks drove a low effort towards the near post.

Just moments after the interval, Bournemouth drew level through Tydeman at the back post, assisted by Tonks’ cross from the right flank.

Huke had the chance to fire the young Addicks back in front in the 52nd minute as Kai Enslin swung a low cross across the face of goal, but McKenna produced a superb stop to deny the midfielder at close quarters.

At the other end, Adegoke was on hand to deny Ashley Clarke after the forward was played through on goal by Tonks.

With just shy of half-an-hour still to play at Sparrows Lane, the Cherries took the lead as Tydeman netted again. Balraj Landa’s initial strike was saved but the midfielder was there to tap home from close range.

Charlton: Adegoke; Dench (Hand 63), Toure, Bakrin, Enslin; Gough (c), Santos (Mwamba 63), Huke; Ladapo, Casey, Fullah (Mbick 63)

Subs (not used): Sadler, Okwumo

Goal: Gough 23

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