Academy Notes: Karoy Anderson

Charlton Athletic U18s midfielder Karoy Anderson spoke to Valley Gold after the recent 4-1 win at Hull City.

The 16-year-old central midfielder who is from Sydenham and is of Jamaican descent has been at the club for 8 years lists his strengths as his energy out of possession, varied range of passing and his ability to lead told Valley Gold:

“Although we didn’t start fast, we grew into the game and managed to go a goal ahead through Jason Adigun, who flicked the ball over the defender’s head to set himself up to volley beyond the goalkeeper.

“In the second half, we started on the front foot but Hull did get a goal back against the run of play. However, once we responded with a goal by Jeremy Santos who managed to score directly from a corner, we began to dominate the game.

“We asserted our dominance further by scoring two more goals. One from our captain, Richard Chin who managed to volley home after being set up by a headed pass from Tolu Ladapo. Then a nicely slotted finish by Mack Reilly capped off the scoring in the final moments of the game. He composed himself to apply the finishing touch when the ball fell kindly to him inside the penalty area after a deflected shot from Miles Leaburn.

“We are currently on a really positive unbeaten run which puts us at the top of the table and as long as we stay focused and continue to work hard, we can hopefully win the League and push onto the National playoff’s.”

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