Charlton Athletic Football Club Women
League Cup semi-final to be played at The Valley
League Cup semi-final to be played at The Valley
Report by David Brenchley
Page last updated at 3:14PM UTC, Tuesday, 10 March 2015
The Charlton women’s team will return to The Valley on Sunday 15 March (2pm) for their FA Women’s Premier League (FAWPL) Cup semi final against Cardiff City.
It will be the first time the Women Addicks have played a competitive match at the stadium since they hosted Fulham in the FA Women’s Premier League National Division on 16 November 2003. 

Entry to the match is £5 for adults and £2 for concessions, including Charlton season-ticket holders. Tickets will be on sale at our match v Crystal P{alace on Sinday.

The Addicks progressed thanks to a 2-0 away quarter final win over Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend thanks to goals from Kit Graham and Rosie Paye.

That victory sent Charlton into the semis of the FAWPL Cup for the first time since 2006/07, when they lost 4-3 on penalties to Leeds United after a 2-2 draw. They had won the competition the previous year when two Eniola Aluko goals saw them past Arsenal in the final.

Cardiff currently top the FAWPL South, nine points ahead of fourth-placed Charlton albeit having played one game more.

If the two sides’ two previous meetings this season are anything to go by, it will be a cracker: the south-east Londoners have twice come from behind to avoid defeat.

The first league match between the pair saw Charlton erase a 2-0 half-time deficit through Charley Clifford’s brace and eventually draw 3-3, with winger Amy Howlett scoring a last-minute equaliser.

Back in January, Charlton knocked their Welsh rivals out of the FA Cup, again going 2-0 down but clawing their way back into the match thanks to a Kim Dixson strike and an own goal.

This time the encounter stayed at 2-2 after 90 minutes and went into extra time, where a Dixson penalty finally settled the tie after both sides had been reduced to 10 players.

Goalkeeper Megen Lynch made a number of vital saves during the Brighton game to help her side to the win and is looking forward to what should be a tight game, saying: “It’s going to be an exciting game against Cardiff.

“It’s always going to be a difficult one, it’s always going to be a close one because that’s how it has been with Cardiff over the last three or four seasons.”

The Addicks are already in two cup finals, the Ryman Cup and Capital Cup, but the FAWPL Cup is a more competitive tournament, with the top four in the Southern division and top two from the Northern division making up six of the last eight teams.

Current holders Sheffield FC have already qualified for the final, so victory in this competition will be an impressive feat and bode well for the Addicks’ FAWPL South title challenge.

“It’s a bit more of a challenge because it was the top teams in both divisions in the quarter finals, so it’s the best of the best out of the Premier League divisions,” Lynch added.

“It definitely does give you more satisfaction to win it and gives you more determination to win it because you want to be the best in all the leagues.”

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