Charlton Athletic 4 Dagenham & Redbridge 1
A comfortable win tonight on a night full of shocks and the Addicks reached the League Cup 2nd Round for the 3rd successive season. Seven Championship sides meanwhile went out.
Luzon managed to put out a strong line-up despite sprinkling it with a 17 and an 18-year old, as well as giving full debuts to Naby Sarr, Cristian Ceballos and Zakarya Bergdich. We started positively, which is always important in these games, and Tony Watt continued where he left off on Saturday when the Scotsman latched on Jackson’s pass and fired home in the 26th minute.
Watt also set up 17-year old Karlan Ahearne-Grant’s first ever senior goal just before the break, a tap in it may well have been but it would have tasted very sweet.
The Daggers sounded better in the 2nd half, but there was to be no shades of our 2001 Cup scare and Zak Bergdich, playing in left midfield, scored on his full debut finishing calmly after Watt assisted again.
Bergdich and Watt were then replaced by Gudmundsson and Reza before Dagenham pulled a goal back. However there was time for one more as Reza got himself on the scoresheet to add gloss to a nice win. Tareiq Holmes-Dennis was also given his debut as a late sub.
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Elsewhere in the League Cup: Blackburn lost at home to Shrewsbury, Brentford were thrashed at home by Oxford 4-0, Huddersfield lost at home to Notts County, Bristol Cityy were by at Luton, Port Vale beat Burnley, Bolton lost at home to Burton and Forest go out to Walsall after a seven goal thriller.