Megen not taking Palace lightly
Report by David Brenchley
Page last updated at 4:35PM GMT, Friday, 06 March 2015
The Charlton women’s team have been urged not to become complacent when they host Crystal Palace in the FA Women’s Cup fourth round at Sporting Club Thamesmead on Sunday (2pm).
The Addicks secured their place in the FA Women’s Premier League (FAWPL) Cup semi final last weekend with an impressive 2-0 away victory against promotion rivals Brighton & Hove Albion.
And goalkeeper Megen Lynch hopes her side can continue their impressive cup form and advance into the FA Cup fifth round, where they could face a ‘glamour’ tie against the likes of FA Women’s Super League (WSL) 1 sides Liverpool and Arsenal.
Despite Palace playing one division below their south-east London rivals, Lynch knows, having played with and against a number of their squad, they will not be pushovers.
“As far as I know, they’ve got plenty of players who used to play here, plenty of players that used to play in higher leagues so it’s going to be an interesting game,” she said.
“It’s going to be a tough game and if [Charlton’s players] think anything different then I think they need a slap round the face to be honest!
“It’s just going to be work rate, it’s going to be intensity: it has to stay high.
“We have to be comfortable and confident in ourselves and take all the confidence we are getting from beating Brighton and bringing it into Crystal Palace.
“I just hope we can put the same intensity, the same work rate and the same effort in this Sunday as we did last Sunday; then we should win.”
On the possibility of drawing one of the big guns in the next round should they win, she added: “I think if the draw went for us it would be a WSL 2 team that we get.
“I’d be happy with that; WSL 1 would be something completely new but WSL 2 is definitely achievable that we can beat any team in that league.”