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Gillingham under-18s face Charlton's youth side in the FA Youth Cup at The Valley

Mark Patterson
Mark Patterson

Gillingham’s under-18 side travel to Charlton Athletic tonight as the sides meet in the FA Youth Cup.

The first round match takes place at The Valley with extra time and penalties to be played on the night should the game end all-square after 90 minutes.

Gates are open for both sets of fans with tickets costing £3 for adults and £1 for under-16s. The game kicks off at 7pm.

Gillingham, managed by Mark Patterson (pictured), reached the third round of the FA Cup last season, eventually losing to Portsmouth at Fratton Park. The had previously beaten Cheltenham and Eastbourne in the earlier rounds.

Charlton regularly play the countries best teams, due to their FA Premier Academy status, and Gillingham will be heading to South London as the underdogs.

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