Charlie Brown’s late goal rescued a Premier League 2 point for the Chelsea Development Squad as they drew 1-1 with Tottenham Hotspur at The Recreation Ground in Aldershot last night.
The Blues trailed Spurs following Jack Roles’ first half goal but Brown struck an 89th-minute leveller for the home side as they made it three matches unbeaten.
Tariq Lamptey fired the first effort of the match just wide for Chelsea before Tottenham Hotspur had solid penalty claims when Kazaiah Sterling went down in the box but the referee waved away the appeals.
The visitors opened the scoring in the 26th minute when Roles took aim and fired the ball into the corner of the net beyond Blues keeper Jamie Cumming.
Marc Guehi soon went close to equalising for The Blues but sent a header just wide before Lamptey forced a good save from visiting keeper Brandon Austin and Tariq Hinds cleared the loose ball off the line. There was a big miss from striker Martell Taylor-Crossdale on the stroke of half-time with the player firing wide despite being in a good position to score.
There were few goalscoring opportunities to come either side’s way early in the second half until Chelsea were awarded a 65th-minute penalty kick when Japhet Tanganga handled Charlie Brown’s cross. Billy Gilmour stepped up to take the spot kick but his effort was saved by Austin.
Spurs began to run down the clock and Chelsea’s hopes of taking a point from the match looked slim until substitute Brown struck a late leveller for The Blues with a crisp finish.
Chelsea return to action on Tuesday 4 December when AFC Wimbledon are the visitors to Stamford Bridge in the Checkatrade Trophy.