Report by Sue Prior
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Admission is FREE to Tuesday nights match v QPR as the 1st team look to seal promotion with victory in their last match of the season
Please try and get along to our final match of the season to cheer the 1st team on to the three points they require to clinch promotion to the National Division of the FA Women's Premier League. The match at Thamesmead Town kicks-off at 7.45pm
Report by Colin B. Robertson
Charlton Women’s team go into the home game against QPR knowing that a win would seal the title.
The Addicks seven win run was halted at Thamesmead on Sunday by a competitive Cardiff side that have their own sights set on promotion.
Technical Director Paul Mortimer said, “The challenge now is, can we go on and beat QPR and I think that will be enough but they have to go on and do it. They have put themselves in this position.”
QPR have pulled themselves from the bottom of the table in recent weeks with back to back victories but are still not safe from relegation.
Charlton gained a scoreless draw in the opposite fixture mid-season and this is a game the side will be hoping to win, “They have got to look at the rewards at the end and show the desire needed, otherwise they’ll get disappointed. It’s as simple as that. They have to go and win and if they win, we’re fine.”
For his anger at the off colour performance against Cardiff the Technical Director still felt there was a chance, “Even in the end it I was thinking we could have nicked that because we are good enough.”
“The girls have to go home and nurture their wounds and come back Tuesday ready to go.”
Megan Chandler was injured in the fixture and on form centre-back Becky Duggan will return on Tuesday, Mortimer said, “Becky will come back in it’s as simple as that”
The Addicks have a vastly superior goal difference to the other title contenders, Mortimer said, “Cardiff can equal our points total if we both win the remaining fixtures. If we don’t win other teams can catch us and goal difference could count then but the outcome is in our hands.”
On the requirement for Tuesday he said, “A win and to perform. If we perform we’ll win and I’m not talking about sparkling. I’m talking about consistent and reliable.”
“We have to focus on that next game and crossing the finish line.”
Keynsham, Cardiff & West Ham are now the only other promotion contenders with Portsmouth needing a big victory and all the results to go for them to go up.
Check the league table out on the link below