Charlton’s U23s made it back-to-back wins with a 3-1 victory over Bristol City at Princes Park on Monday afternoon.
After firing three past Swansea City last time out, Jason Euell’s youngsters repeated the trick on home turf to deservedly win all three points as Jason Pearce gained a vital 90 minutes under his belt as he nears a return for first-team involvement.
The young Addicks took a first-half lead just after the half-hour mark thanks to Brendan Wiredu, who got on the end of Aaron Henry’s free-kick to head home the opener.
Henry’s set-pieces continued to cause havoc for the Robins defence after the break, going one better than an assist in the 56th minute when his corner bounced straight in at the near post for 2-0.
And just two minutes later, Charlton added a third via a brilliant solo effort from Hady Ghandour who beat three men before chipping the ball over the goalkeeper to secure a commanding lead for his side.
On 67 minutes, Bristol City pulled a goal back –The Robins were able to take advantage when Joe Osagahe’s pass out from the back was intercepted by a purple shirt and the ball was crossed for Sam Bell to finish.
But that would prove to be a mere consolation for the visitors as the Addicks eased their way to all three points.
Charlton U23s: Osaghae, Barton, Barker, Pearce, Aidoo, Mingi, Henry, Quitirna (Ness 86), Clayden (Santos 86), Wiredu, Ghandour.
Subs (not used): Harness, Afrane-Kesey.
Goals: Wiredu 31, Henry 56, Ghandour 58
(Photos: Keith Gillard)