Kit looking to carry on Addicks unbeaten run
Report by David Brenchley
Page last updated at 9:29AM BST, Saturday, 05 April 2014
Kit Graham has targeted a “crucial” win from the Charlton women’s team’s trip to Chatham to face league leaders and local rivals Gillingham on Sunday.
The Addicks travel to Kent on the back of six games unbeaten, moving them into title contention, but both Gills, Cardiff and Coventry all have games in hand.
And the forward, who was named PHSC plc Player of the Month for March after a number of eye-catching performances, is looking for maximum points from the tie to keep up her side’s challenge.
She said: “I think everyone is up for it and we are all ready for it – we are more than capable of winning, everyone knows that and we owe them for [the 3-1 loss] last time we played them.
“Everyone has been training hard and we know that because they have a game in hand so it is crucial we win this to give us the best chance.
“Everyone’s aware that we only have a few games left and the games we do have are big games – Cardiff, Gillingham, Brighton twice, plus our cup final.
The 18-year-old has been in scintillating form recently, weighing in with six goals and one assist in the last six matches and being near enough unplayable.
Graham, who will be playing in her town of birth today, feels the change in position she has had, moving closer to striker Sam Pittuck, has helped and she is reaping the rewards.
"I can feel myself a bit more confident this season,” she explained.
“Stuart has given me the chance to play up front, where I feel more comfortable than on the wing, and I think that’s helped. And that’s showing in my goalscoring – I don’t know what’s happened there.
“The girls have helped me a lot by encouraging me but I don’t know what’s clicked, something has – I haven’t scored in the last two games though…”