Wednesday, 3 December 2008

A win at last

Charlton beat Blackburn 2-1 last night in the FA Youth Cup in extra time after the two teams were 1-1 at full time. I have lifted these comments from a member of the Glynne Jones list who was there:

'The second goal was scored by Jonjo Shelvey. It was miles offside - but it makes a change to get a decision go our way for a change.

There were some excellent performances tonight - Chris Solly and Yado Mambo and Carl Jenkinson in defence looked very solid; Sam Long, playing in midfield rather than his usual defensive role, made some excellent surging runs and his goal was a result of one of them; Steve Lozano-Calderon put in a terrific performance on the wing - he's small but very nippy, with good control; in goal Callum Christie made some brave saves and his distribution was very good and fast; the forwards, Ben Godfrey and Tamar Tuna (then Lewis Perkins) worked very hard but were up against a very strong Blackburn back four.

All in all a good performance and a deserved victory. Good also to see some of the players out on loan like Rashid Yussuf and Scott Wagstaff had come back for the evening to support their mates - it shows the togetherness among the young players.'


Anonymous said...

lets put them all in the first team for a few weeks, see how many of them take to it.

Anonymous said...

Jenkinson looks a nailed on future 1st team playerand only 16.Good in the air,quick on the ground and carries ball well.With good luck with injuries I would predict a first team debut next season ....................................might be in Div 1

Finkle said...

Let's get Keane in!!