Exeter City 1 Charlton Athletic 2
Come on the 10 men..
Dirty old Charlton turned around a 1-0 deficit to beat a good League Two side 2-1 last night with seven academy graduates on the field.
There were some excellent performances from some of our youngsters as we played some fine attacking football, which should have really had the game done and dusted before City took the lead. But sub Billy Clarke equalized and then one of the young guns 20-year old Regan Charles-Cook calmly slotted in the winner.
Jason Euell was with Robinson at St James’ Park and he watched as Joe Aribo (21), Ezri Konsa (19), Anfernee Dijksteel (20), Karlan Ahearne-Grant (19) and substitute striker Reeco Hackett-Fairchild (19) all impressed. As did Dillon Phillips (22) who was strong in between the posts.
The only blemish was a second red card of the season when Andrew Crofts was sent off in the 83rd minute. Looked a bad tackle from the replay, but Robinson heavily criticized the referee after, almost comically. No doubting his passion for his team though, and his pride in the young men that stepped up last night.
Over 300 Addicks in the west country last night, which was a bit of a surprise, but they witnessed a great performance and a glimpse into the future.
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