Sahid Kamara’s stoppage-time strike earned Charlton’s U21s a 2-1 victory over Hull City in the Premier League Cup on Monday.
The game looked set to end level at the Dransfield Stadium after Billy Chadwick cancelled out Deji Elerewe’s opener, only for Kamara to bag the winner at the death.
Nathan Harness produced a string of early saves to deny James Scott while, at the other end, Dylan Gavin headed Aaron Henry’s free-kick wide and Tom Macauley thwarted Kamara.
Chances continued to come at both ends before Elerewe broke the deadlock on the stroke of half-time, rising highest to head home Henry’s corner.
Chadwick drew the Tigers level six minutes after the restart, rifling a powerful effort past Harness.
Both teams continued to push for an all-important second goal as the game wore on, with Harness and Hull keeper Tom Macauley both pulling off saves to keep the scores level.
The young Addicks bagged the winner in the second minute of stoppage time through Kamara, who coolly stroked the ball past the advancing Macauley.
There was still time for Hull defender Harry Wood to see red deep into injury time after being shown two yellow cards in as many minutes.
Charlton: Harness; Danso (Okwumo 90+6), Toure, Elerewe, Oguntayo; Henry (c), Hunter (Hand 59), Adigun; Kamara, Gavin, Reilly (Myers 90+1)
Goals: Elerewe 45, Kamara 90+2
Booked: Gavin 57
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