Report by David Brenchley
Page last updated at 11:48PM GMT, Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Kim Dixson was pleased with the Charlton womenís teamís performance in their 3-1 FA Womenís Premier League Cup win over Millwall Lionesses on Sunday.
Goals from Jenny Newman and Gemma Shepherd (2) allowed the Addicks to come from behind down to defeat their local rivals and the result means they progress into the second round with one group game to go.
And it was an impressive showing in a hard fought contest against a Millwall side high in confidence after a good start in their league, of which they are top, and Kim was happy with the performance.
She said: “I think we played well for the first half an hour but didn’t really take our chances. We gave them a goal out of nothing and then struggled until half time.
“But I think the pressure we put on them was really good and we got a goal from that just before half time so we were pleased going in at 1-1.
“Second half we were really good and looked really solid, they didn’t really have a sniff so we were pleased with that.
“To score another two goals was the icing on top really. The penalty was a soft one but we will take that and move on from there.”
Dixson was named as PHSC plc Player of the Match, pulling the strings, as ever, in midfield but immediately turned her attention to next weekend’s game against Lewes.
Sunday’s match will be the final group game and Charlton need just a draw to top the group, although the skipper is aiming for a 100 per cent record.
“The main aim was to qualify but now we want to finish top,” she added. “We want to get the easiest way into the last few rounds as we can so that is that next step.
“We need to get into a winning habit because some of the football we played [against Millwall] was really good.”
With just one point required and an important reserve team game that day, manager Bill Long is likely to use the Lewes clash to give a few youngsters some valuable first team experience.
Dixson, a centre of excellence graduate herself, believes those girls will benefit and seamlessly be able to fit into the set up.
“We do have the players to come in and do a good job. The reserves are sitting top of their table so we know they are doing well and we can put some of those youngsters in.”