Parsons looking to get back to winning ways
Report by David Brenchley
Page last updated at 5:00PM UTC, Friday, 11 April 2014
The Charlton women’s team will be looking to get back to winning ways after a 3-1 loss to Gillingham last weekend ended their six-game unbeaten run in 2014.
The Addicks travel to Sussex to face Brighton and Hove Albion at the Withdean Stadium on Sunday, the first in a double header against the south coast side, as they face each other Bank Holiday weekend as well.
With Charlton still in contention for the FA Women’s Premier League South title, assistant manager Jeremy Parsons hopes the girls can learn from the Gills loss, as they aim to finish as high as possible.
He said: “We’ve had two training sessions since [the Gillingham game], where we have been working on different things and hopefully it’s all going to be positive and we’ll take that into Sunday’s game.
“That’s what we’re looking at. It’s been quite a long season with our injuries, etc. We’ve plugged some holes here and there but hopefully we’ve turned a corner and we can kick on again.
“We’re just going to try to finish as high as we can this season with the squad that we’ve got and start again next year when everyone is available again and hopefully the squad will be a lot stronger.”
Charlton were sunk by a fast start from their Kent rivals last Sunday, with Gillingham scoring three first half goals that effectively put the tie past them.
Kit Graham pulled a second-half strike back, her seventh in seven games, but, despite fashioning plenty of chances, it was not to be.
“Gillingham came at us really fast in the first 25 minutes,” Parsons added. “I think they hit the crossbar after 10 seconds, which obviously put us on the back foot.
“We had a gameplan to stick to, we were going to do it for the first 25 minutes and obviously we had to change things because they got three goals pretty quick.
“Looking at the game, the first half was definitely down to them for their commitment and work rate, second half we’ve won it 1-0.
“We got into the girls at half time, explained a few things and we got back at them. We had a few more chances we couldn’t convert to make the gap closer.”