Report by David Brenchley
Page last updated at 8:43PM GMT, Wednesday, 01 February 2012
Hat-trick heroine Gemma Bryan was pleased to have gotten back on the scoresheet on Sunday, after going five game without a goal.
Bryan’s treble during the Charlton Women’s team’s 6-2 League Cup victory over Brighton and Hove Albion were her first goals since the home victory over Cardiff City at the beginning of December.
Bryan has found goals harder to come by this term, as one would expect in a higher division, but last year’s golden boot winner is now into double figures for the season.
And with some possible cup runs on the cards, she is looking to push on, along with her team mates, and fight for some more silverware.
She said: “I try not to think about it and just play for the team but obviously as a striker my job is to score. It’s good to get on the scoresheet again.
“It is frustrating but, playing one up front, you just have to keep on going and work for the team. I think we are in a process now where a few new players have come in and we are all learning to play and adapt to other players.
“I think we are starting to gel now and, coming to the end of the season we have a lot of cup games so hopefully we can have a good run.”
Having picked up the Southern Division title last term, the Addicks are favourites to progress from their League Cup group
And, with Bradford City in the FA Cup this weekend as well as Tottenham Hotspur in the London Cup in February, success could certainly be on the cards.
Bryan added: “Everyone is committed here and we are learning just to be patient when things are not going for us and just to keep encouraging and getting good results like we did today.
“We have one league fixture to go so a good cup run would be nice. We are off to a good start with a good result against Brighton and there is no reason we can’t have good runs in the FA and League Cups. We are definitely in it to win it.”