Charlton Athletic Football Club Women
Seagulls the visitors on Sunday
Seagulls the visitors on Sunday
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Page last updated at 12:15PM UTC, Friday, 15 April 2011
The Charlton Women’s team host Brighton and Hove Albion this Sunday at VCD Athletic’s ground in Crayford (KO 2pm) in their first game as the Premier League Southern Division’s leaders.
Quote by: Paul Mortimer“These games will be about mental strength and mental toughness and seeing things through because I think they will be tough. “The players have to recognise that, take that on their shoulders and get on with the game, which they are more than good enough to do.” Quote by: Paul Mortimer
Paul Mortimer

Report by David Brenchley

The Addicks overtook West Ham United at the summit last weekend with a 3-0 demolition of the Essex side and Technical Director Paul Mortimer was proud of his team’s performance.

“It was something special wasn’t it? Before the game West Ham were top of the table so we were playing the best team in the division and I thought we made them look ordinary,” he said.

“The first half was brilliant - the girls went out and showed how good they can be and there is more to come but I thought they got everything right.


“The momentum is now with the girls; they have not conceded goals again and have scored multiple goals and we can be pleased about it.

“We rode our luck [against Portsmouth] but there was no luck involved in that performance – that was all the girls. They deserved everything they got against West Ham and I am so proud of them.”


Mortimer, though has pointed out that the girls’ work is far from done and that now Charlton will be the team everyone else wants to beat and knock off the top spot.


Although the three of the four teams the Addicks have to face between now and the end of the season are fighting relegation, Mortimer believes they will be the hardest of the season.

He added: “This has been coming, I am happy now to be able to say ‘well done girls’ but it is not over because we still have games to play.”


“Bask in the glory of today but, come Tuesday, it is back to the grindstone because we have games coming up that, although people will look at it and say none of the teams we have to play are of the standard of West Ham, I believe will be the hardest of the season because of what is at stake.

“These games will be about mental strength and mental toughness and seeing things through because I think they will be tough.


“We just have to keep seeing people off. It is different now because, now we are at the top of the league, we are the ones people are shooting down and that hasn’t happened to us.


“The whole mental make up changes a little bit – it shouldn’t because it is another game for us to go and win but because we are top of the table we become a scalp for other people.

“The players have to recognise that, take that on their shoulders and get on with the game, which they are more than good enough to do.”

VCD Athletic FC is situated in Old Road, Crayford.
Admission to the match is
Adults £3
Concessions £1
Charlton & VCD Season Ticket holders free
Charlton Athletic Womens & Charlton Girls Centre of Excellence players free

The club house will be open from 12 noon and there is also a Tea/Snack Bar available.

Please note NO DOGS are allowed in the ground.

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