Under 18’s fall to Wigan
I was little distracted on Friday by work of all things, so wasn’t able to fully concentrate on the U18 Professional Development League 2 play-off final at The Valley, but it looked as if the best team won.
Congratulations to Wigan, who I have a lot of admiration for and credit to them for keeping their academy intact throughout all of their own traumatic ownership. Jamie Carragher’s son looked impressive at center-half. Likewise Charlie Barker was a class above the majority of others on the pitch.
Almost 600 cheered the red shirts on and there are many of those U18’s we will hear more from I am sure.
I’m glad that the club have paid attention to the run to the final of the U18 side, because as @rierti as so often said in my comments there has been long periods of time this season when the club’s official media channels have ignored the U18’s and U23’s.
With Charlton TV having to adapt to first team television rules next season, it would be great to see more coverage and live games from our academy teams.