Charlton 7-0 Norton & Stockton Ancients (League Cup)
Report by Sue Prior
Page last updated at 12:23AM BST, Monday, 13 October 2014
A first half hat-trick from Sam Pittuck paved the way for the Addicks journey into the last 16 of the FA Women`s Premier League Cup
On a beautiful warm and sunny afternoon at Norton Teesside Sports Complex the Addicks settled well on the superb playing surface which suited their passing game.
A couple of early warning shots were fired as Sam Pittuck shot straight at Ancients keeper Laura Ellison and then Kit Graham latched on to an Amy Howlett cross only to scuff her shot wide.
The opening goal came on 13 minutes when Gemma Shepherd won possession and set up Graham who cooly finished low past the keeper.
Just a minute later Pittuck added number two slotting the ball under the keeper after a measured through ball from Charley Clifford.
A quick break from Norton then saw Charlotte Portas fire in an effort which was comfortably claimed by Addicks custodian Megen Lynch.
A low shot from Pittuck was then well tipped away by keeper Ellison before a powerful 20 yard effort from Graham flashed past the upright.
Norton then won a free-kick from which defender Aimee Stabler latched onto Stef Simmons headed clearance but shot straight at keeper Lynch.
On 25 minutes a high cross from Olivia Cole bounced at the far post and was headed home over the keeper by Pittuck for her second of the game.
The Addicks were dominating the play with some excellent passing football and another powerful effort from Graham was saved by the Norton keeper.
After 35 minutes a low right wing cross from Amy Howlett was finished from close range by Emma Harrison.
Two minutes later Cole threaded a ball through the home defence for PHSC Player of the Match Pittuck to complete her hat-trick.
The final action of the half saw Cole threaten with a powerful strike which the keeper did well to save.
Charlton made two changes early in the second half sending on Alice Singyard and 16 year old midfielder Daisy Monaghan for her 1st team debut.
With 62 minutes gone Howlett send over another cross and Cole finished neatly for her first competitive goal for the 1st team.
To their credit Norton, who play a division below thew Addicks, continued to battle and Jessica Dawson and Kate McSorley both forced Lynch to make saves.
In the latter stages as the home team began to tire the Addicks took control again and a skilful run and low cross from Graham was bravely claimed by Ellison.
Charltons seventh goal came on 87 minutes as Graham won possession from a defender before breaking into the area and calmly firing past the onrushing Ellison.
In injury time the Addicks had the ball in the net once more as Cole volleyed home Simmons shot only to be flagged off-side.
Charlton: Lynch, Southgate (Singyard 54mins), Simmons, Flack, Coombs, Clifford (Monaghan 61mins), Howlett, Harrison, Graham, Shepherd (Cole 20mins), Pittuck