Report by David Brenchley
Page last updated at 12:38AM BST, Friday, 12 April 2013
Katie Flack is hoping the Charlton women’s team can see this season out with a flourish ahead of their clash with double Premier League champions Sunderland at Bayliss Avenue on Sunday – KO 2pm.
Full-back Flack was named PHSC plc Player of the Match during the Addicks’ 1-0 loss to Coventry City last weekend, as well as scooping Player of the Month for March.
Despite the individual recognition plus the fact it was her 50th league game - and 75th in all competitions - for Charlton, the 22-year-old was disappointed with the defeat to the Sky Blues and hopes to turn it around this Sunday.
She said: “[The Coventry game] was really disappointing. In the first half it took us a long time to get going but we improved in the second half.
“We passed the ball around a bit, created a few more chances and were unlucky not to get something from the game.
“We’ll regroup and train again on Thursday and hopefully get something from the game on Sunday. We need to pick up a point at least, really.
“We are still looking at fourth or fifth – as high as we can finish. Just take each game as it comes and hopefully pick up as many points as we can.”
Flack is one of a number of Charlton players that have changed position this season and impressed, coming in at left-back, rather than her usual right-back position.
And her player of the month award comes at the end of a month where the Addicks lifted the London FA Women’s Senior Cup trophy with a 2-1 win over Arsenal reserves.
“March was a really good month,” she added, “with the London Cup victory. It’s great to win trophies and everyone has put a shift in recently.
“Naturally I’m right footed so it’s a bit difficult playing at left back but I’m really enjoying it. Obviously it’s a team game but it’s nice to get recognition for what you do individually.”