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Charlton 1-0 Gillingham Reserves
Charlton 1-0 Gillingham Reserves
Report by Sue Prior
Page last updated at 3:56PM UTC, Thursday, 30 October 2014
Charlton Reserves looked to boost their points tally and increase the pressure at the top of the table.
The game sprung into life in the second half as the only noteworthy events from the first half came in the form of a Victoria Campbell shot which was blocked by the Gillingham keeper and Kylie Manktelow replacing Kelly Stubbington on the 27th minute.

The second half got underway and some excellent build up play saw The Addicks create their best chance on the 59th minute as Evie Rose overlapped Hope Nash who played a pass into Manktelow who`s first time pass found the buccaneering Rose who hit a first time cross into Dominique Harris but the resulting shot crashed off the post.

Tori Campbell was unable to continue after 60 minutes and was replaced by Channin Smith which had an almost immediate impact as Charlton began to find more space which was exploited  when a superb through ball from Clare Rogers found Harris who made no mistake lobbing the onrushing keeper making it 1-0 (63mins). 

After 73 minutes Smith burst through the visitors defence riding a challenge only to see her shot blocked. 

With space becoming more apparent due to Gillingham tiring chances were coming thick and fast for the hosts in the closing stages. 

Channin and Hope both tried to latch onto a through ball but failed to convert the as the ball wriggled from the stoppers grasp (85 mins). 

Minutes later Dominique had two opportunities to double her tally as she was found by Rogers and Charlotte Barnett on the 88th and 89th minutes only to see her shots fly high and wide as well as low and wide respectively. 

Charlton continued to press for the second even in the fourth minute of added time and they looked to have sealed it as Kylie Manktelow strong strike looked goal bound only for it to be thwarted by the inform goal keeper. 

There looked to be a twist in the tale as deep into added a rare Gillingham attack on the right hand side resulted in a cross come shot that flashed post with Alex Baker rooted to the spot as the ref signalled for full time. 

Manager Warren Clarke had this to say " There are some good positives to take from today`s game in the sense that we created more goal scoring opportunities and kept our second clean sheet in a row. Now we look on towards next Sunday away to Bedford and hope to maintain this run of form".

Team: Baker, Jenkings, Richards, Houlihan, Rose, Stubbington (Manktelow 27) Rogers, Barnett, Nash, Campbell (Smith 60), Harris

Player Of The Match: Leigh Houlihan
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