Parsons looking to finish season on a winning note
Report by David Brenchley
Page last updated at 12:09AM UTC, Friday, 15 May 2015
The Charlton women's team will be looking to finish a successful season on a high when they entertain Plymouth Argyle at Sporting Club Thamesmead on Sunday (2pm).
The Addicks have made headlines throughout women's football, winning a treble and progressing to the FA Cup quarter final stage, where they lost only on penalties to FA Women's Super League side Everton.
And just one point this weekend will secure a third-place finish in the FA Women's Premier League (FAWPL) South (in fact, they can afford to lose by one goal and still finish third).
And, after a 4-1 reverse to Cardiff City last time out – their first home defeat all season – caretaker manager Jeremy Parsons wants to end the season with a win.
"Cardiff are a good side, I think tiredness played a big part, 41 games and still playing – it wasn't through the players' lack of workrate.
"There is tiredness in the team, you can see it, because we've got such a small squad; there's [also] a few players away on holiday because the season's gone on longer than we expected.
"[But] we're going to look to put things right this Sunday. We're going to be positive and go into it trying to win the game and finish on a high so we can start again next year."
As alluded to, the Addicks missed a couple of first-team players during the Cardiff game, and more are expected to be unavailable on Sunday.
However, this could be a good opportunity for some of the club's reserve team players, who became FAWPL South champions earlier this season, to put forward their case to be first teamers next year.
Parsons revealed he has spoken to some reserve players and that "they're keen", adding he has "no hesitation of calling those players up", as "they've all played well this year winning the reserves".
Entry to the match is free for Charlton Athletic FC season ticket holders, with non-season ticket holders' admission prices at £3 for adults and £1 for concessions.