Jordan has her sights set on a second Cup Final
Report by David Brenchley
Page last updated at 6:59PM UTC, Friday, 20 February 2015
“Finals are the best games you can play in, finals and title clashes, so as many finals as we can get in we want to try and do.
The Charlton women’s team will look to book their place in a second cup final on Sunday as they travel to North London to face Enfield Town in the Capital Cup semi final.
The Addicks on Thursday learnt they will face Tottenham Hotspur in the Ryman Cup final on 16 April, with the prospect of a clash against West Ham United or Queens Park Rangers looming for the winners of the match against Enfield.
And centre back Jordan Butler is looking forward to a clash against lower-league opposition, but has warned her team mates not to become too complacent, having struggled to dispatch Old Actonians in the previous round, eventually winning 2-1.
She said: “Finals are the best games you can play in, finals and title clashes, so as many finals as we can get in we want to try and do.
“Enfield’s going to be a good game for us so hopefully we get another chance to showcase our ability and get to another final.
“They are always funny games when you come up against a team in the division below. Sub-consciously it may be in some people’s heads that they are lower league so it’s difficult.
“We have to turn up to the game as if we’re playing the likes of Reading. Performances aren’t gifted to you, you have to graft for them, like the Old Actonians game.
“We need to make sure we finish the game as soon as we can and get the result. Once you get the run of the game and score a couple of goals the game becomes completely different.”
Charlton are currently in a period of cup football, having not played an FA Women’s Premier League (FAWPL) South match since before Christmas and not having another scheduled until their 1 March trip to West Ham.
That has helped them get back to winning ways, though, with five wins out of five in 2015 so far, including a friendly victory over FA Women’s Super League 2 side Oxford United.
That, adds Butler, is a good sign and builds precious momentum ahead of a crunch FAWPL Cup quarter final tie against Brighton & Hove Albion next weekend.
“We’re on a good run at the moment so if we can get another win we’ll be going into the Brighton game on a few wins,” Butler said.
“Brighton’s going to be a big game, it always is, so it will be good for us to be that form and for them to see that form from us and worry about what we’re going to bring to the table because the first time we played them we completely played them off the park and the second game was completely different.”