Jason Euell’s U23s kicked off the new year with an emphatic 4-0 victory over Cardiff City on Monday afternoon.
Junior Quitirna and Hady Ghandour helped themselves to a brace apiece with all four goals coming in the second-half at Sparrows Lane.
Quitirna opened the scoring just two minutes after the break via an excellent free-kick which he planted into the top left-hand corner after sub Richard Afrane-Kesey had been fouled just outside the box.
The young Addicks had to wait until the 69th minute for their second, with Ghandour getting the vital touch to turn the ball in from close range after Freddy Barton had provided a deep and dangerous ball across the face of goal from the right.
With 10 minutes remaining, the hosts put the game beyond the Bluebirds as Quitirna bagged his second – a neat turn just outside the box allowed him to fire a low shot into the back of the net to make it 3-0.
And just two minutes later, three became four as Ghandour claimed his second, putting in the rebound after the visiting keeper had palmed away Charles Clayden’s cross, putting the cherry on top of an excellent victory on home turf for Charlton’s youngsters.
Charlton U23s: Harvey, Barton, French (Afrane-Kesey 46), Ness, Aidoo, Taylor, Quitirna, Oguntayo, Clayden, Wiredu (Beadle 86), Ghandour,
Subs (not used): Harness, Adigun
Goals: Quitirna 47, 80, Ghandour 69, 82