Academy Notes: Freddy Barton

Charlton Athletic Academy defender Freddy Barton spoke to Valley Gold for Academy Notes after the recent U23s 3-2 loss at home to Watford.

The reliable and energetic full-back told Valley Gold:

“It was a poor start to the game after conceding within the opening minutes. First half we weren’t at our best with Watford having the bulk of possession and creating the better chances. Despite this, we still carried a threat and this showed second half where the roles were reversed. I felt we were on the front foot throughout. We gained better control within the midfield and began to exploit the opposition, winning the ball higher up the pitch and creating chances.”

“Strikes from Johl Powell and Ruben Carvalho kept us in contention until the final whistle, however, it just wasn’t our day in the end with a couple of game-changing decisions going the oppositions way. Was disappointing to come away with nothing but, we will brush ourselves down and get ready for the big derby next week against Millwall.”

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