Tuesday afternoon at Canford Park Arena, Charlton’s U21s were defeated 1-0 by AFC Bournemouth thanks to a goal in stoppage time.

On minute 18 the hosts came quite close to taking the lead. Noa Boutin drove down the left wing with great tenacity before setting up Daniel Adu-Adjei, who struggled to make a good connection with the ball and missed wide from close range.

Shortly after, Prince Adegoke was summoned to battle as Finn

Shortly after, Rince Adegoke was forced into action after Finn Tonks controlled the ball expertly on the right flank and honed in on goal, but the custodian diverted his shot wide.

Henry Rylah, a youthful Addick, nearly gave the team the early lead after 27 minutes. Matt Dench executed a well-executed corner routine, sending a low cross to the forward on the edge of the box, who missed the Bournemouth goal.

On the cusp of halftime, Chris Lock’s team had yet another outstanding opportunity to grab the lead. Richard Chin was in the six-yard box when Dench delivered another excellent ball into the area, but Chin’s shot missed the post.

Later, Dench was denied at the far post by a fantastic save by Cameron Plain.

Tolu Ladapo was given the first real chance of the second half by Charlton, but he missed the goal after being let through.

Tolu Ladapo was given the first real chance of the second half by Charlton, but he missed the goal after being let through.

After eight minutes, Bournemouth made some noise in the walls. Adu-Adjei slammed a shot against the near post after receiving the ball over the top of the Charlton defence.

The hosts believed Balraj Landa had broken the tie with 10 seconds left to play. On the penalty spot, the forward received the ball and fired in the direction of the net. Laqeretabua made a brave goalline clearing despite Adegoke being defeated.

Bournemouth became the lead team. during the last embers. Adu-Adjei received a free kick that swung in and onto his head, and he headed home to give the hosts the lead with seconds remaining.

Adegoke, Elerewe (captain), Gough, Laqeretabua, Chin (Ladapo 51), Kedwell, Hand (Fullah 62), Adigun, Dench (Bower 82), Rylah, Kanu (Enslin 82), and Charlton are the team members.

Molyneux as a substitute

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