Charlton 4-0 Chesham United
Report by Sue Prior
Page last updated at 8:28PM GMT, Sunday, 02 March 2014
A brace from PHSC Player of the Match Kit Graham plus goals from Emma Harrison and Sam Pittuck saw the Addicks to an emphatic win against bottom of the table Chesham
On an undulating surface the Addicks kicked uphill in the first half and they got off to a perfect start after just two minutes when Sam Pittuck played in fellow striker Kit Graham who beat a defender before firing low past keeper Katie McGloin to open the scoring.
Shortly after Pittuck broke through the home defence and tried to chip keeper McGloin who saved well.
Pittuck was again the creator as she sent Eliz Ibrahim clear, but the teenager who was making her first league start, saw her goalbound effort well saved by the keeper.
Winger Ibrahim then made a great run along the by-line and pulled the ball back into Graham`s path but the striker fired over.
The Addicks added a second goal after 12 minutes when a measured cross from Pittuck picked out Emma Harrison who fired low into the far corner of the goal.
A quick break from Chesham then almost brought a reward as Gemma Fraser raced clear and forced Addicks custodian Megen Lynch to make a fine smothering save. The ball rebounding to Ciara Allan who blasted the ball over the target.
A superb dummy from Pittick then put Ibrahim clear and her cross was met by midfielder Charley Clifford who shot narrowly over.
The final action of the half saw left-back Stef Simmons find Pittuck with a floated pass but the strikers shot on the turn flew inches wide of the upright.
The Addicks continued to dominate after the break and an early Charley Clifford corner was flicked on by Pittuck to Rosie Paye who could not keep her shot down.
After 53 minutes the Addicks extended their lead as Ibrahim picked out Pittuck and the striker shrugged off a challenge before firing past keeper McGloin.
Another good run from Pittuck won Charlton a corner from which centre-back Rosie Paye was unlucky to see her header crash off the crossbar.
A volley from the edge of the area from Graham was then well saved by the keeper as the Addicks continued to control the game.
A rare counter attack from Chesham then saw Amy Fisher send over a good cross but striker Naomi Littler fired over.
On 73 minutes Harrison made a great run down the left flank and cut the ball back for Graham to powerfully fire home her second and the Addicks fourth goal.
Substitute Megan Carroll then sent the speedy Harrison clear who sent over a cross that was met by Ibrahim and deflected wide.
Clifford then tested the keeper with a powerful long range effort which was parried and cleared for a corner. From the resulting flag kick Graham save her header saved by the keeper.
Charlton: Lynch, Houlihan, Paye, Flack, Simmons (Coombs 59mins), Clifford, Hyland, Harrison, Ibrahim, Graham, Pittuck (Carroll 67mins)