Report by David Brenchley
Page last updated at 10:26PM UTC, Thursday, 15 March 2012
Young attacker Kit Graham was pleased to see the Charlton women’s team get back on track with a convincing 3-0 win over Millwall Lionesses, which saw them into the League Cup last 16, on Tuesday.
Kit is also happy striker Gemma Bryan, who she is forging a formidable partnership with, is back from injury and on form, bagging two goals.
The 16-year-old was named PHSC plc’s Player of the Match against Millwall after playing a part in the Addicks’ opener and looking threatening all game.
She said: “I was disappointed to have missed a few one on ones but overall thought I did well. I think everyone worked well for each other today.
“We were moving for each other more than we have been in the last few weeks and that showed in the result. Finishing top and winning the group is good and I think we are good enough to progress.
“Having Gemma back has given us more confidence and lifts the team. Everyone played really well together.”
The girls are coming to the end of a run which has seen them play six games in 18 days and technical director Paul Mortimer made five changes to the team that lost 5-1 to Blackburn on Sunday.
On that note, Kit added: “It’s hard on everyone, which is why Paul has been giving everyone rests; I think Toni is the only one who hasn’t had one. Physically we have handled it but it has been hard.”
Since making her first team debut for the Addicks back in November, Kit has impressed playing all the way across the front three and in an advanced midfield role, grabbing two goals from 13 games.
On her transition into senior football, she added: “It has been hard, getting used to how they play and how fast the game is, but I think I am settling in a bit more.
“There have been the odd games where I haven’t done a lot and have been disappointed but I think I just need more confidence and the girls are giving that to me.
“I like playing in the hole just behind Gemma, feeding her through and letting her score her goals – that is where I feel more comfortable playing.”