1st team travel to League Leaders Keynsham on Sunday
Report by Sue Prior
Page last updated at 9:24PM UTC, Thursday, 17 March 2011
Paul Mortimer is looking for more consistency in the closing stages of the season as the Charlton Women’s team face one of the biggest games of the season on Sunday.
Report by David Brenchley
Technical Director Mortimer has seen the good, the bad and the ugly from his side over recent weeks – fantastic victories over Reading and Brighton have been sandwiched in between disappointing performances against Arsenal Reserves and Liverpool.
“[But] I don’t know what I am going to get at the weekend and that scares me because there isn’t a consistency to our play at the moment.
“We are halfway through the season now and I should know what to expect from my players. The last five weeks have given me two very good performances and a couple of really scary ones.”
“We aren’t far from being a good side but being where we are in the table tells you we have not done it every week,” he added.
“The teams at the top are there not because they have brilliant every week but because they have been consistent. We have the top goalscorer in the league in our team yet we are mid table.
“That tells you something about how consistent we are. We have the top scorer so you know that if we create chances we will win games because she will score goals.”
Duggan could be sidelined for a couple of weeks but 16-year-old winger Ellie Bailes could be back in contention after her injury and Mortimer said: “I think Ellie may be ready for Sunday, I hope so.
“I am looking forward to having her back because she has been missed. It is a shame she got injured at the time because she was playing good football. On the other hand she also needed a break so she should come back rejuvinated.
“Becky is a problem because she may be [out for] a little while so it is a chance for someone in the reserves to step up. We may have to reshuffle but sometimes that does you good.”