Academy Notes: Harry Beadle

Charlton Athletic U18s defender Harry Beadle spoke to Valley Gold for Academy Notes after Saturday’s 1-1 draw at home to Sheffield Wednesday.

The central defender who signed for the Addicks at the end of the U10s season is known for his excellent heading ability and his “never say die” attitude said:

“We dug in as a team defensively as they posed a more direct threat, which I felt we dealt with quite well. From the start, they sat off and played very deep. They took the lead from us turning over the ball within our defensive third. Our midfielder slipped and they broke. Their forward struck a shot from outside the box that took a slight deflection which was enough to take it beyond the reaches of our goalkeeper & my brother, James.

“We responded well and levelled just before half-time. Terrell Agyemang stepped out of defence with the ball and found Jeremy Santos in a pocket. Jeremy weighted a beautiful pass to U16 forward Daniel Kanu who slotted it into the bottom right corner.

“We started slowly after the break, but midway through the half we regained control but were unable to find that final pass to create. We didn’t use the switch of play to our advantage to isolate our attacking players. Neither team created anything clear cut in the final minutes and the points were deservedly shared. We have to bounce back and prepare for Birmingham City away next weekend”

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