Bournemouth starlets shine as Cherries overcome Norwich via Carabao Cup penalty shoot-out
Bournemouth gave several youngsters their debuts in their Carabao Cup penalty shoot-out win against Norwich City on Tuesday night (23 August) with the starlets helping the Cherries progress to the next round.
The likes of Brooklyn Genesini (20), Dominic Sadi (18), and Owen Bevan (18) all made their debuts, and other youngsters like James Hill (20) and Christian Saydee (20), who added to their collection of senior minutes for the club.
It was 20-year-old right-back Genesini who had his name in the headlines as he tapped in an equaliser in the 92nd minute to keep the Cherries in the game.
A cross from Sadi in stoppage time was finished at the back post by the onrushing Genesini and the Cherries went on to win the game in the subsequent penalty shootout.
Some of the Bournemouth Academy’s finest featured in the League Cup victory and they did themselves proud with their performances.
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In addition to Sadi’s assists and Genesini’s goal, striker Christain Saydee was also mightily impressive leading the line for the Cherries.
On numerous occasions, he was able to use his upper body strength and ball control to turn his defender and create shooting opportunities.
The 20-year-old striker, who is of Liberian descent, was the standout player on the night and his performance earned praise after the game from manager Scott Parker. [Dorset Live]
The former Reading youngster increased his stock massively against the Canaries as did the rest of the youngsters who helped the Cherries progress to the next round.
In what was a magical night for them, they will be hoping that it is just the start of things to come for them in their careers.
In other Bournemouth news, Nathan Moriah-Welsh may be the utility player the Cherries need if they are to avoid relegation.