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REPORT: Sky Blues Under-21s 5-2 Charlton Athletic Under-21s

Victory for City's development side...

29 August 2023

Academy

REPORT: Sky Blues Under-21s 5-2 Charlton Athletic Under-21s

Victory for City's development side...

29 August 2023

The Sky Blues Under-21s picked up their first win in the Professional Development League with victory over Charlton Athletic.

The Sky Blues started on the front foot and could have taken the lead inside the opening three minutes, but Jake Bidwell’s ball across goal was slightly behind Justin Obikwu and he couldn’t direct his effort on goal.

However, seconds later, the ball was recycled and fell to Obikwu and this time he made no mistake, slotting the ball past Henry Molyneux from inside the area.

At the other end, Charlton would find an equaliser with their first shot on target, as a corner into the box was met by the head of Zach Mitchell, who’s powerful effort left Brad Collins with no chance.

City wouldn’t be level for long as Bidwell’s corner into the box was met by Luis Binks and he put the Sky Blues back in front.

Minutes later and that lead was doubled with a fantastic solo effort from Bradley Stretton, who beat his man and rolled the ball past the ‘keeper and into the bottom corner.

The goals kept coming and Binks had himself a brace of headers, recreating his previous goal, as he headed home Bidwell’s corner into the box to make it four.

HALF-TIME: Sky Blues 4-1 Charlton Athletic

After the break the Sky Blues continued on the front foot and they almost had a fifth through Jake Bidwell, but his strike went over the bar.

City controlled the second half and were moving the ball round, creating chances at will as they looked to extend their lead.

They did that exactly after the hour mark and it was an excellent strike from Danny Cashman who bent the ball in from the edge of the area to make it 5-1.

Charlton would pull one more back late on into injury time, as Henry Rylah found the back of the net, but it would prove to be nothing more than a consolation goal.

FULL-TIME: Sky Blues 5-2 Charlton Athletic

Sky Blues Xl: Brad Collins (GK), Evan Eghosa, Dermi Lusala, Callum Perry, Luis Binks (70' Dausch), Jake Bidwell (70' Trialist), Liam Kelly (C) (70' Betjemann), Marco Rus, Bradley Stretton, Justin Obikwu, Danny Cashman.

Subs: Luis Lines, Elliott Betjemann, Aiden Dausch, Trialist, Trialist.

Goals: Obikwu, Binks (2), Stretton, Cashman.


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