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Villa’s EFL Trophy Dream Comes To An End But The Lads Can Be Proud – Match Stats


Aston Villa’s Under 21 side were back in action this evening as we made the trip to The Valley to face Charlton Athletic in the next round of the EFL Trophy competition.

Having won all three games in the Group stage, confidence was high that the young lads would do us proud in what would be another tough tie for them given the relative experience on show.

That experience told as the hosts opened the scoring 15 minutes in, but heads didn’t drop and Mark Delaney’s side battled on, bringing themselves back on level terms with five minutes remaining in the half as Finley Thorndike found the back of the net with a calm finish.

The referee awarded an absolute homer of a decision three minutes later as the hosts restored their lead.

We were under the cosh at times which you’d expect, but we had a fabulous shout for a penalty of our own, and even though it was a far stronger call than theirs, the referee waved the appeals away. Good chances continued to come our way though and some of the play was again promising for the future.

Sadly though, the second equaliser never came and after a brave effort this year, we fell to a 2-1 defeat and now exit the competition.

It should’ve been a great experience for the kids though.

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Charlton Athletic
2 – 1
Aston Villa

They Valley

EFL Trophy

30/11/2021 8:00 pm

Charlton Athletic Aston Villa
Burstow (15), Stockley (pen 43) Thorndike (40)
Harness Zych
Bakrin Ealing
Elerewe Feeney
Gunter Swinkels
Clayden 38 Chrisene 61
Watson Iroegbunam
Arter 74 Caleb Chukwuemeka 77
Kirk Thorndike
Burstow 64 Philogene-Bidace
Stockley 65 Archer


Leko 65 Marshall
Taylor 38 Reddin
Davison 64 Sewell
Harvey Jay-Hart
Henry 74 Abldeen-Goodridge 77
Chin Afoka
Ness Barber 61

Game Statistics

7 Goal attempts 7
2 On Target 4
6 Corners 1
14 Fouls 9
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
53 % 47

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