Injury time equaliser from the Addicks denies young Blues a first win of 2016 against League leaders Charlton
Town’s U21s drew 2-2 with table topping Charlton in an entertaining fixture at Playford Road this afternoon.
Mark Kennedy’s side were moments away from taking all three points, but the Addicks hit back in injury time to return to south London with a share of the spoils.
The Blues included two trialists in the starting line-up, former Wolves defender Kevin Foley and Barwell midfielder Brady Hickey.
The first-half passed without too much goalmouth activity, however the game sprung into life after the restart.
The visitors broke the deadlock five minutes into the second-half as Brandon Hanlan diverted a pinpoint Karlan Ahearne Grant cross beyond Jon Henley and into the net.
However Town levelled within 60 seconds, going down the other end and levelling things up through Kyle Hammond.
The visitors were soon reduced to 10 men, after ‘keeper Dimitar Mitov brought down a Town player just outside the area and was shown a red card.
The Blues made Charlton pay for that, as substitute Sam Ford netted with just a couple of minutes remaining before the Addicks grabbed an equaliser deep into injury time through Irish striker Mikhail Kennedy.
Town: Henley, Emmanuel, Robinson, Kenlock, Foley, McDonnell, Hammond (McKendry 75), Hickey, McLoughlin (Ford 66), Henshall, Alabi. Subs: Cole, Gulbrandsen.