Katie hoping for 3 points on her Priestfield debut
Report by David Brenchley
Page last updated at 12:32AM GMT, Friday, 05 December 2014
Captain Katie Flack is looking forward to leading the Charlton womenís team out at Priestfield on Sunday when her side face local rivals Gillingham Ladies (kick off 2pm).
I donít often score Ė it would be great to score at Priestfield
Flack, a Gillingham season ticket holder, was on the scoresheet when the teams met on October as the Addicks ran out comfortable 3-0 winners at Sporting Club Thamesmead.
The right back turned centre half will be hoping to grab her third goal of the campaign and pile more pressure on Gills, who haven’t won in seven FA Women’s Premier League South matches.
And Flack hopes her team will be cheered on by a big Charlton contingent making the short trip to Medway, including her fellow Gillingham-supporting family.
She said: “It’s really exciting, I’ve never played at Priestfield so it will be really good. I don’t often score – it would be great to score at Priestfield and hopefully I’ll add to my tally on Sunday.
“There’s always a massive rivalry between the two clubs, with a lot of ex-players playing for Gillingham so it’s an important game. We’ve trained well this week so hopefully we can go down there and get the three points.
“A few of the girls have said lots of their families will be coming to watch this game, as will mine who are all season ticket holders there. Hopefully there will be a lot down there, from Charlton as well as Gillingham, and be a good atmosphere.”
In contrast to their opponents, Charlton come into the tie in good form, despite a few recent games falling foul of the winter weather.
A 3-3 draw against fellow title contenders Cardiff City was followed by a 7-1 FAWPL Cup rout of Plymouth Argyle last weekend – the perfect response to the Addicks’ 5-1 loss against Brighton & Hove Albion that ended their seven-game winning streak.
Flack, who turned 24 at the weekend, hailed the Plymouth result, which put them into the quarter finals of the FAWPL Cup, and believes it will give the girls confidence boost going into the second half of the season after Christmas.
“It was a great win, we’ve never played against Plymouth so we didn’t know what to expect,” she added.
“We played our own game, the pitch wasn’t great but we managed to get the ball down and play and come away comfortable winners.
“We’re taking each game as it comes but obviously we want to go as far as we can in that cup and hopefully win it.
“Overall I think we’re doing well this season, we’ve just got to be consistent in this league because everyone’s beating everyone.
“If we can put another run of games on, we shouldn’t be too far from the top at the end of the season.”