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U18S REPORT | Charlton 2 Colchester United 1

Posted: Wed 31 Aug 2016
Author: Olly Groome
Sulaiman Bah and Albie Morgan

Sulaiman Bah and Albie Morgan

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Sulaiman Bah and Albie Morgan were on target as the young Addicks earn victory over Colchester at Sparrows Lane

Olly Groome reports

Charlton’s U18s earned their first three points of the season with a 2-1 victory over Colchester United at Sparrows Lane on Saturday. 

There was plenty of action early on with the Addicks taking an 11th-minute lead, before the U’s pegged back the hosts with an equaliser just six minutes later. 

Sulaiman Bah opened the scoring, pouncing on a loose ball just inside the box, which had ricocheted off a visiting defender, to rifle a powerful effort into the top left-hand corner.

Colchester got their chance to respond from the spot when a United forward was hauled down in the box, and the visiting number nine confidently tucked his penalty away to draw level at 1-1. 

 Charlton grabbed a deserved winner two minutes from time, however, courtesy of Albie Morgan. 

The young forward met a cutback from the right, and sent a low, first-time shot arrowing into the bottom corner from the edge of the box to earn all three points for the young Addicks. 

Charlton: Beeney, Bangura-Williams, Nwosu, Pollard, Zemura, Maloney, Doughty (Dempsey 72), Bah, Morgan, Willis (Fowler 68), Abraham (Isiaka 90).

Subs (not used): Maynard-Brewer, Miquel. 

Goals: Bah 11, Morgan 88