First Team travel to Colchester on Sunday
Report by Sue Prior
Page last updated at 8:29PM GMT, Friday, 25 March 2011
After an impressive win over league leaders Keynsham, Paul Mortimer wants the Charlton Women’s team to have more self-belief going into the final seven games of the season.
“That was the consistency I have been looking for and it needs to be there against Colchester on Sunday because if it is, I don’t care who we are playing, we can beat most teams".
Report by David Brenchley
“It was a real good victory. I think they had one good chance but apart from that we controlled the game, should have been 4-1 up at half time and it should have been seven or eight,” he said.
“We managed to score goals, Gemma scored a couple and Kim scored a good goal, we missed loads of chances, we were fairly comfortable, for long periods they couldn’t get out of their half.
Now Morts wants to see his side play with more of a ‘swagger’and to realise just how good they are, as they prepare to face fellow promotion contenders Colchester on Sunday.
“We were just so much better than them, in terms of the way we played, in terms of our fitness and our strength and our passing – I thought we were that good.
“I don’t think they do that because, if they did, they would have much more confidence and belief in themselves. I believe hugely in them and sometimes my concern is their belief in themselves and how good they are. They should have more of a swagger about themselves.”
“Ellie Bailes came back and she was brilliant in midfield, we have missed her,” he added. “Grace played really well at centre half [although] we missed Becky and Jenny Newman played well on the right.
“We managed to play the subs as well and we are going to need them all for the games we have left so it is important they all get a game.”