Charlie Meade - "I'm Grateful for this Opportunity and I Look Forward to the Challenges I will Face in the Future"
You were brought on to make your debut in the 87th minute, and just two minutes later find yourself on the scoresheet. Describe that feeling.
Charlie Meade: “I was obviously very happy to make my debut at home and even happier to help the team win by scoring. The feeling of scoring a goal cannot be bettered and hopefully there are many more to come.”
You nicked a second goal in injury time which was eventually ruled out for off-side, I don’t suppose Rowland was over the moon you denied him the hat-trick!
CM: “I just found myself in a good position to get another goal - it was simply an instinctive thing to do at the time. I did speak to Kane [Rowland] afterwards and apologised for it, of course.”
You’ve played at a lot of levels for Ramsgate and now find yourself part of the Dover Athletic Academy getting some valuable first team football with The Rams. Is it tough making the transition from Academy to senior level and what's different?
CM: “I haven’t yet experienced it in full as Tuesday night was my first bit of first team action. But, having watched the guys from the sidelines away to Hastings United and the majority of the Ebbsfleet match, I can certainly see the difference in physicality. In training the intensity is a lot harder and more intense, but that’s necessary of course.”
Do you have any personal targets you’ve set out to achieve for the remainder of the campaign?
CM: “My main target is to constantly impress the manager and get as much game time as possible to help aid my development. I would love to be able to play a role in helping the team move up the table this season. I am grateful that I have this opportunity and I am looking forward to the challenges I’ll face in the future.”