Skipper looking to build on last week's result
Report by David Brenchley
Page last updated at 7:45PM BST, Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Kim Dixson hopes the Charlton women’s team can build on the momentum they gained from drawing with Tottenham last weekend.
The Addicks return to Sporting Club Thamesmead this Sunday to face Gillingham (2pm) fresh from a last minute Emma Harrison equaliser against Spurs, which rescued a point in a 2-2 draw.
Despite having taken and then lost the lead in the previous two games, skipper Dixson hopes her side can build on the four points they have from three games to date.
She said: “Everyone would have been devastated if we didn’t walk away [from the Tottenham game] with something. From the play I think we deserved at least a point.
“For everyone to go on until the end, until the last kick of the game, to get a point is very satisfying and we have to be proud of getting a point.
“It’s something we can take into the games we have coming up and hopefully work on what we’ve done because some of the football we played was good.
“We are going to training this week looking to capitalise on getting that point because it was a good point and now we can move on and try to get some more points on the board.”
That starts on Sunday with a game against Gillingham at Charlton’s home ground – somewhere they will want to make a fortress this season, if they are to accomplish their goal of winning the league.
The Gills are the team currently atop the FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division, having beaten the two newly promoted sides, Keynsham and Chesham, and held Cardiff to an impressive draw.
Kim concedes this weekend’s opposition “have done very well for themselves” so far and believes it will make for a cracker of a derby.
“They have a few players we know and we have a few players they know so there’s going to be a bit of rivalry,” she added. “The girls will be up for it so it will probably be a really good game.”
It will be a contest no-one will need much motivating for and, as Lewes and Tottenham have shown, Kim stresses the girls cannot be complacent at any point during this campaign.
The Kent-based side will be another team hoping to show Charlton they will not have an easy claim on the silverware this term.
“We are going in the right direction. I think there was a lot of pressure on us this year to do well because we are a National Premier League team, which is fair enough,” Kim added.
“Every team is going to want to beat us because of who we are but we need to use that as an advantage and go at teams.
“We can’t take any game for granted. I want to get as many points on the board as possible and we will see where we go from there.”