Nick Pope is said to be the one to watch as Jason Euell takes his development side to New Lodge tonight for a pre-season friendly: Billericay. Judging from their comments on Facebook, some Blues fans are desperate to beat Charlton, albeit a Charlton XI.
This fixture is one that attracted me as during my secondary school years I lived in Billericay and even went to a Billericay Town dinner dance with my journo's hat on. But it wouldn't be possible to get back to the Midlands tonight.
In the biggest battle since the Battle of Norsey Woods in the Peasants' Revolt, Charlton won 3-2. Apparently it was a good game, but our centre backs made errors which led to their two goals, one was a one on one and the other was giving away a penalty.
Silva scored our opening goal and their Osborne scored an amazing goal. A trialist from Spain (there is some uncertainty about this and his identity and whether he is from the Spanish network club) scored our third with a chip over the keeper. Jack Munns had a great game in central midfield apparently. According to an Addick who was there, he kept picking up the ball and running at their defence and his passing range was excellent. He made the third goal with an attack on the break.
Here is the Billericay Town report: Match report