Report by David Brenchley
Page last updated at 9:40AM BST, Tuesday, 30 April 2013
After scoring on her debut for the Charlton women’s reserve team, Emma Harrison is hoping to bag a few more goals between now and the end of the season.
Harrison became the fourth player to join the Addicks from West Ham United a month ago and got off to a great start, netting the third in a 3-0 win over Gillingham.
The striker had an impressive track record, having bagged 28 goals in 87 appearances for the Hammers’ reserve side.
And now she is hoping to translate that form to Charlton’s ranks as they enter the final two matches of the season still with a chance of lifting the FA Women’s Reserve Premier League title.
She said: “Obviously it’s a different team so it took a while to get used to it but I settled in OK and I really enjoyed it. It’s nice to feel accepted in the team and scoring definitely makes a big difference.
“I had been there for five years so it was quite a big decision to leave but I think it was the right one; fingers crossed it will work out for the best.
“The reserves finished their season so obviously we didn’t have any games left and training has stopped at West Ham as well.
“It’s nice to carry on training and have the chance to settle in at the end of this season and hopefully at the start of next season as well.”
The Charlton women’s reserve team continue their league campaign on Wednesday 1 May at Sparrows Lane with a potential title decider against Arsenal.
They finish their matches on Sunday 12 May at home to Cardiff City. They currently sit in third place, just one point behind Chelsea with a game in hand and level on points with the Gunners.
Emma made her Addicks 1st team debut on Sunday coming off the bench early in the 2nd half.