Charlton 3-0 Tottenham U15s (Capital Cup)
Report by Kim Dixson
Page last updated at 11:49AM BST, Monday, 20 October 2014
Our U16s, U13s & U11s all progressed through to the next round of the Capital Cup and the U13s also won in the league
Tottenham 0 Charlton U16s 3
The under 16s had a competitive game against Tottenham away.
Charlton started very brightly with the goal coming in the first 10 minutes with Hannah winning possession off the Tottenham right back who received the ball from a goal kick and Hannah drilled it in to make in 1-0.
Charlton then spurned a few more opportunities to increase their lead in the first 20 minutes with Lucy and Beth coming close.
Tottenham started to get back into the game and creating a few half chances. Charlton’s goal keeper Rebecca was called into action when a ball wasn’t cleared and she made a point blank save with one hand to keep the score 1-0.
The second half was action packed with goals, a penalty and contentious decisions for both sides.
Tottenham were awarded a penalty which was very controversial. A scuffed clearance from Charlton went up high in the air and Tia headed clear, with no Tottenham player appealing the referee awarded a penalty saying Tia used her hand to clear leaving everyone confused by the decision. After much debate and arguing Tottenham took the penalty and it hit the post and went wide.
The game got very scrappy after this and Charlton needed another goal to calm the game. Great running from Lauren down the right with the ball and with an excellent cross found Beth back post unmarked to slot home to make it 2-0.
Charlton then wrapped up the points with Beth shooting from the edge of the box which sailed over the goal keeper to make it 3-0.
The last action of the game was a collision between two Charlton players, Lauren and Lucy with both player needing a few minutes to recover.
Charlton’s defence was rarely tested with Olivia and Ellie holding firm at the back with Rebecca in goal doing well when called upon. Not Charlton’s best performance but ground out the win in tough circumstances and to go into the next round of the cup.
Player of the Match Ellie
We are at home to Old Actonians in the next round.
Long Lane 1 Charlton U13s 1 - Charlton win 4-2 on penalties
The under 13s had local rivals Long Lane in the Capital girls cup. With some of the girls knowing each other, it was always going to be a competitive game.
First half was very tight with Charlton keeping the ball well but not finding that final pass to open the scoring and Long Lane relying on long throws into the box but Charlton defended them well.
The second half sprung into life when Charlton’s midfielder Millie`s long ball over the defence found Grace L and with a fine finish from a tight angle made it 1-0.
Charlton were then put under after this from long throws and corners in the box. One throw in they failed to clear and Long Lane scored to take the game into extra time.
7 minutes each way in extra time was tight once again with not many chances for either side. So the game went into penalties. Charlton won 4-2 and didn’t miss a penalty with Grace L, Faith, Megan W and Millie all comfortably scoring. Eleanor made a fine penalty save to clinch the match. The girls dug deep and finally got the result and into the next round of the cup.
Player of the Match - Rachel
We are at home to Ruislip Rangers in the next round.
Charlton U13s 5 Hampstead 3 (League)
U13`s played their first of two games over the weekend on Saturday and their win saw them stay top of the Capital Girls U13 League.
With two games in two days coach Megen Lynch rested some players on both days so that all the squad got game time.
Charlton got off the mark slowly in this match with Hampstead taking the lead but Jodie soon levelled the scores.
After that Charlton had the upper hand with Megan H netting a brace and other goals coming from Faith & Grace F.
Player of the Match - Millie.
Larkspur Rovers 0 Charlton U11`s 10
With the ever increasing number of players in our U12 & U10 squads we have been able to enter a team in the U11 Capital Cup.
The girls were up early Sunday morning to travel across to west London for our first match against Larkspur Rovers.
The team played brilliantly and there were some great goals. Mae got 4 whilst Zoe & Abbi got 2 each. Our other goals came from Lucy & Emily.
Player of the Match - Zoe
We are away to Footscray Lions in the next round on Sun 16th Nov