U18’s lose to Blades in final
A fair bit of dodgy reffing today saw the U18 Addicks lose in the Professional Development League 2 Play-Off Final 2-1 to Sheffield United today.
With both The Valley and Bramall Lane being re-turfed, the game was sadly played at The Blades training ground in Shirecliffe.
We had a dream start after 6 minutes when Karoy Anderson and Miles Leaburn combined to play in Daniel Kanu, who expertly volleyed home his 41st goal of the season.
The home side finished the 2nd half strong and in truth their 2nd half display saw them as deserving winners but only after the ref gave them a very dubious penalty.
The penalty was pushed onto the post by Kone, but bounced back to the penalty taker who finished second time of asking.
The Blades’ winner came 15 minutes from time to keep their season-long unbeaten record. They are another club making every effort to get Category One status.
For the Addicks it was the second year on the bounce that we were losing finalists. Let’s hope we see plenty more of these young men knocking on the door of the first team in season’s to come.