Beckford pounced on an embarrassing error by Manuel Almunia midway through the first half at Vicarage Road to put Wanderers on their way to a third successive win.
But Freedman believes praise for the three points should be shared out equally in what he feels was one of the Whites’ best team performances of the season to date.
“Jermaine is always in there and he’s been taught very well that you’ve got to get across the front of goalkeepers and look for those little opportunities,” he said.
“I think he was very good, not just in his goal, but his all-round play. But this is a team working for each other.
“We have got a squad that is building up – and it doesn’t seem right to just talk about Jermaine right now because it’s the rest of the team that are giving him the opportunity to win us the game.
“That is what was so pleasing for me about the result.”