Charlton 6-1 Plymouth Argyle
Report by Sue Prior
Page last updated at 10:57AM UTC, Monday, 07 September 2015
The Addicks Women found their shooting boots on Sunday hitting Plymouth for six and picking up their first league win of the season at a sunny Elburton Villa FC
In a game that saw six different goalscorers and two senior league debuts manager Jeremy Parsons made one enforced change from the previous match versus Brighton bringing in Jenny Newman for the injured Kit Graham.
Newman, making her 1st league appearance for over a year following a cruciate knee injury, wasted little time getting involved as after 45 seconds she set up skipper Kim Dixson who fired low into the bottom corner of the goal to give the Addicks the lead.
Minutes later from a corner Newman saw her goalbound strike cleared off the line and the striker then pounced on a poor clearance only to see her first time effort gratefully gathered by Argyle keeper Michaela Phillips.
The Addicks did not have to wait long to increase their lead when on 17 minutes full-back Katie Flack rose to head home Charley Clifford`s corner.
Just four minutes later they added a third as Newman met Amy Howlett`s cross to smash home a goal on her comeback.
Clifford then came close to extending the lead when her long range strike flew narrowly wide.
Argyle pulled a goal back shortly after when their most impressive player England U17 International Jessie Jones curled an effort in off the far post.
The first half finished with a flourish when on 40 minutes a peach of a ball from PHSC Player of the Match Gemma Shepherd picked out Amy Howlett and the winger clipped the ball over the advancing keeper into the empty net.
A minute later Howlett turned provider as her cross was parried by keeper Phillips and Shepherd was on hand to tuck away the Addicks fifth goal from close range.
Early in the second half Addicks custodian Megen Lynch was called into action claiming Laura Perrett`s free-kick from under her crossbar.
With just over an hour gone sixteen year old Lauren Parsons came on for her senior league debut replacing the tiring Newman.
Charlton continued to press and Nikita Whinnett won possession and set up Shepherd who saw her effort curl narrowly over the upright.
With 15 minutes to go another 16 year old, Darcy Wells, came on to make her debut and it took the youngster just four minutes to make her mark as she fired home goal number six cooly tucking home after another Charley Clifford long range effort crashed off the post.
Another Clifford long ranger then stung the hands of Argyles keeper and Dixson almost latched on to the lose ball.
In the final action of the game Wells was unlucky not to add her second as her goalbound effort was touched home by Howlett who was in an off-side position.
Charlton are next in action next Sunday when they entertain C&K Basildon at Sporting Club Thamesmead - ko 2pm
Charlton Team: Lynch, Flack, Paye, Pittuck (Wells 76mins), Simmons (E.Baxter 52mins), Dixson, Clifford, Howlett, Whinnett, Shepherd, Newman (Parsons 67mins).
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