Ghanaian forward Richard Afrane-Kesey was on target and also provided an assist for Charlton Athletic U23s as they returned to winning ways with victory over Colchester United at Princes Park on Monday afternoon.
Afrane-Kesey, Samuel Oguntayo and Charles Clayden were on the scoresheet for Jason Euell’s side in what was a thoroughly well-deserved victory for the young Addicks.
The hosts took the lead through the Ghanaian attacker with nine minutes gone. A slip by U’s’ defender Billy Cracknell allowed Afrane-Kesey to take advantage, making his way into the box before dispatching a confident finish past the keeper and into the bottom right-hand corner.
Charlton doubled their lead ten minutes later. Oguntayo who is on trails picked the ball up just outside the box, beat a man and then proceeded to place a brilliant curled effort over the keeper with his ‘weaker’ right foot which dipped under the bar and into the back of the net.
In the 30th-minute mark, Junior Qutirina’s heavily-deflected effort left the keeper helplessly rooted to the spot, only for the ball to spin back off the post.
Back to winning ways💥 Goal and Assist! pic.twitter.com/g4Qy7opP0S
— R (@rakesey) February 22, 2021
Colchester pulled one back through Jake Hutchinson after he best his markers and fired low past Goalkeeper Joe Osaghae.
Charlton Athletic remained resolute in the game and restored their two-goal cushion less than a minute later. Afrane-Kesey got to the byline to the left of goal and squared for Clayden who was on hand to smash in his side’s third of the afternoon.
Meanwhile, his compatriots Terell Agyemang was handed a starting role in the game with Kasim Aidoo coming on in the 86th minute to enjoy the last four minutes.