U18 PLAY-OFF PREVIEW | Charlton v Sheffield United


Charlton's U18s will hope to move one step closer to being crowned as Professional Development League 2 champions on Friday night when they host Sheffield United at The Valley in a national play-off semi-final (5pm KO BST). 

Jason Pearce's side enjoyed a hugely-successful regular league campaign, being crowned as PDL2-South champions for the third successive season. 

The Addicks haven't claimed the national title since 2018, however, and on Friday evening they have the added incentive of trying to overcome the side who beat them in last season's national final. 

Charlton scored 84 goals in their 28 league matches this term - an average of three per game - which is more than any other club across the north and south divisions. 

Sheffield United, meanwhile, only conceded 32 times in their 28 league matches, giving them the best defensive record across the two divisions. The Blades finished second in the northern league behind Barnsley. 

The winner of tonight's tie at The Valley will face off against the winner of the other semi-final between Barnsley and Millwall for the right to be crowned national champions. 

Supporters are encouraged to attend Friday's play-off semi-final in SE7 with admission priced at £3 for adults and £2 for over 65s and U18s, while season-ticket holders and Valley Gold members go free. 

All available tickets are situated in the West Lower - click here to get yours.

Those unable to make it to The Valley can watch all of the action live on CharltonTV as part of their monthly or annual subscription, or fans can purchase a one-off match pass for £4 by clicking here.

CharltonTV will be providing single-camera coverage for the match - with replays - and commentary from CharltonTV regular Terry Smith.

A CharltonTV subscription is priced at just £65 per year or £7 per month recurring. A subscription entitles fans to watch every on-demand video that CharltonTV has to offer, as well as live audio commentary of all competitive first team matches and live video streaming of selected non-first team games, such as U21s home fixtures and FA Youth Cup matches.

Click here to purchase a subscription.

Charlton fans can support the academy by signing up to the Valley Gold scheme. Valley Gold enables fans to support the club’s academy in unearthing the talents of tomorrow, as well as giving them the chance to win cash prizes.

Click here for more information on how you can become a Valley Gold member.

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