The Addicks’ U18s continued their unbeaten start to the season by sharing a 1-1 draw at Sheffield Wednesday last Saturday.
It took a late leveller for Charlton to salvage a point having gone behind in the first half, but the result keeps the young Addicks at the top end of the Professional Development League 2 – South table in second place, one point behind leaders Watford after five games.
The Owls gained their lead with 38 minutes on the clock and it came via a set-piece. A corner routine was delivered low to the near post from the right and, although the initial first-time effort was well saved by the quick reactions of goalkeeper Nathan Harvey, home striker Alex Bonnington was on hand to stab home from close range.
Watch the goals on Valley Pass in the video below..
It took a while for the Addicks to claw their way back, but they did so in some style with nine minutes remaining. Aaron Henry, who has already shown his quality from a dead ball by grabbing the headlines with a goal direct from kick-off in a friendly victory against Manchester United last month, stepped up to a free-kick on the edge of the ‘D’ and curled a wonderful effort straight into the top corner, giving the home stopper absolutely no chance.
It was a deserved point for Charlton’s youngsters who return to home soil on Saturday morning as they host Nottingham Forest at Sparrows Lane.
Charlton U18s: Harvey, Barton, Garande, Buhari, French, Henry, Agyemang (Barker 72), Appiah (Campbell 65), Albon, Afrane-Kesey, Thompson-Fearon
Subs (not used): Watkins, Huke.
Goal: Henry 81