Our U21s claimed an impressive 2-0 victory over Charlton Athletic on Friday afternoon, with Jack Butterfill scoring both goals.
The youngster gave his reaction and expressed his personal delight following an outstanding individual performance.
“It was great to score two goals,” affirmed Butterfill, “especially after the previous results haven’t been going our way.”
Charlton came into the game in fine form and sitting top of the southern league with 14 goals scored in their opening three outings.
Our young Reds didn’t let the stature of their opposition faze them in the slightest and set about making an impact from the off.
“We’ve managed to get three points against arguably one of the best teams in the south, which is great for us,” continued Butterfill.
“The two halves were different and I think this suited us. We attacked well in the first half and in the second half we showed an amazing defensive display.”
Butterfill hopes for an impactful first season with Barnsley and is eager to continue his goalscoring form and show first team boss Michael Duff what has to offer.
Traditionally, young players at Oakwell are given an opportunity to showcase their abilities after performing well at academy level – as demonstrated by Danny Benson, Harrison Nejman and Hayden Pickard all making their debuts against Lincoln City in midweek.
“My aim for the season is to get a minimum of 15 goals for the U21s,” stated the striker. “Four in four isn’t too bad. Hopefully I’ll continue this form and eventually exceed it.
“I also hope to make a few appearances for the first team this season. Whether it’s in the Papa John’s Trophy, the FA Cup or even in League One, if I was called upon, I’d take my chance and aim to impact.”