Report by David Brenchley
Page last updated at 2:47PM UTC, Saturday, 26 January 2013
Bill Long hopes it will be unlucky 13 for Watford Ladies ahead of the Charlton womenís teamís League Cup tie against them.
The Addicks travel to Berkhamsted for an FA Women’s Premier League Cup second round clash this Sunday.
Watford are currently on a 13 match unbeaten run, including being the only team to take league points from Sunderland, and sit second in the Premier League.
And with the game originally scheduled for January 13, before being put back due to international call-ups and the recent snow, caretaker manager Long hopes his side can halt that run this weekend.
He said: “Hopefully it’ll be unlucky for some, 13, so let’s hope we can leave them there.
“It will be tough, we will have to roll our sleeves up and do well and be at the top of our game but there is nothing stopping us from getting the results.”
The game is Charlton’s first competitive match of 2013 after their league game against Portsmouth was postponed at the start of January, leaving them without football for 6 weeks.
A couple of weeks ago they played an inter-club friendly but it was no substitute for the real thing and caretaker manager Long admits the lack of games has been frustrating.
“It is [frustrating] because we were on a decent run,” he added. “We really have to concentrate on what we are doing for the next few weeks.
“We have a couple of hard games coming up against Watford & Oxford in the FA Cup so it would have been nice to have been playing going into those games but it has given us time to look at things.