U18 PREVIEW | Charlton v Barnsley


Charlton’s U18s will play their biggest game of the season so far on Saturday, when they take on Barnsley in the Professional Development League Two play-off semi-final at Sparrows Lane (KO 2pm BST).

Fans can live stream this weekend's clash for free on the club’s YouTube channel.

Jason Pearce’s side made it this far by comfortably winning the PDL-2 South title for the fourth year in a row, averaging 2.34 points per game over the most recent 29-game season. Barnsley have also had an impressive season, finishing second in the PDL2-North table.

The semi-final is a repeat of last year’s final, which the Tykes won on penalties/

The young Addicks are in excellent form having won their last six and not lost since mid-March. They have also already beaten Barnsley this season, running out 3-2 victors in south Yorkshire just over a month ago.

The strike partnership that day was made up of the in-form Patrick Casey and Micah Mbick, who both boast 42 goals for the season.

2023/24 Valley Gold members can attend Saturday's game at Sparrows Lane.

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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