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11 April 2023 Venue Mornflake Stadium Attendance

Kick off 12:00 (UK)

Crewe Alexandra
2 - 2
Charlton Athletic
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U21 Report | Crewe Alex 2-2 Charlton Athletic

11 April 2023

  • Griffiths' volley put Crewe ahead
  • Point sees the Alex stay 4th
  • Uwakwe, Colkett and Amoo clock up valuable minutes

Regan Griffiths and Max Woodcock score in either half, which were both worthy of winning any football match, but the Alex have to settle for a point.

Mike Jackson was able to name Tariq Uwakwe, Charlie Colkett and David Amoo in his starting XI after recent injuries have kept them out of the first-team set up.

The Alex took the lead on both occasions in Tuesday's Under-21 Professional Development League game, with the first coming from Griffiths, who sweetly struck his volley past Ahmed Kone in the first-half.

Crewe's second came through Woodcock, after his first-time shot from outside the box flew over the top of the Charlton 'keeper and into the back of the net.

In the 42nd minute, Tolu Ladapo managed to get a shot away in the penalty area, which appeared to hit Charlie Finney on the way through and past Tom Booth, who couldn't react in time to the deflected strike.

Colkett, who was a standout performer throughout, went close on two occasions in the second period. The first whistled past Kone's post before his second cannoned back off the top of the crossbar from a free-kick on the right corner of the box.

The woodwork became Crewe's worst enemy as Uwakwe timed his shot perfectly over the top of Kone, but the crossbar came to Charlton's rescue.

Immediately after Woodcock's corker in the final 10 minutes of the game, Huke equalised by streaming through and slotting past Booth down to his left.

As the game entered the final stages, both sides had opportunities to win it.

Euan Williams thought he had grabbed all three points for the away side, but the referee blew his whistle as soon as the player handled the ball inside the penalty area.

Owen Lunt had two of the three chances for the Alex, which he couldn't keep down to test the Charlton number one.

Second-half substitute Rhys Allport will be disappointed his strike low down to Kone's left wasn't the other side of the post.

Crewe: Booth; Bhatti, Finney (Crolla 66'), Griffiths (Lunt 66'), Kempster-Down; Lawton, Amoo (Agius 66'), Uwakwe (Robinson 85'); Evans, Colkett (Allport 77'), Woodcock.

Charlton: Kone; Asiimwe, Roddy, Anderson; Gough, Bakrin, Rylah (Kedwell 71'), Adigun (Huke 56'), Casey; Williams, Ladapo.

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