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Gills set for Charlton FA Youth Cup clash

Craig Stone's side in cup action on Tuesday evening.

17 November 2020

Chatham Town to play host for Gills FA Youth Cup tie against Charlton.

Gillingham take on Charlton Athletic at the Bauvill Stadium on Tuesday evening for a place in the third round of the FA Youth Cup.

Craig Stone's side defeated Leatherhead 7-1 at MEMS Priestfield Stadium two weeks ago in the opening round, but will face a different test for the visit of Charlton.

The fixture will kick-off at 7pm at the Bauvill Stadium, and we'll be there to provide updates as they happen.

The winner of the second round tie will play Sheffield United at home in the third round.

Speaking ahead of the game, Coach Craig Stone said: "It will be very tough; Charlton are category 2 but hopefully that won't make a lot of difference to our lads.

"We have got some very good players amongst the 18's squad so I go into it very confident, and so should the boys, because we've had a good season up until now.

"Charlton did well in the league last year; a few players have made first-team appearances but we are playing some good stuff; we have lost once in six outings. It will be a tough test but there is always strange results in the youth cup.

"It will be a massively different test to Leatherhead, but we have prepared for it and we'll go into it confidently. There is no fear."

 

This fixture is being played behind closed doors. 


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