Weston reflects on QPR victory
Report by Scott Blake
Page last updated at 9:32AM BST, Friday, 05 September 2014
First team manager Stuart Weston hailed his Charlton women’s team’s performance after a ‘dominant’ win over QPR.
The passing and movement of the Addicks was particularly impressive and is something that Weston put down to the players.
“The players here are immensely talented,” he said, “it allowed us to dominate the game as we were comfortable on possession which allowed us to be confident going forward.
“Every training session we have passing drills and it allows the players to develop an understanding with each other which is important.”
Charlton have now scored 22 goals in their first three competitive games this season and sit at the top of the FA Women’s Premier League South.
Kit Graham scored two against QPR to make it nine goals this season, but Weston is just as happy with the clean sheet as he is with the impressive display at the top.
“We had conceded three goals before tonight and I was happy with the clean sheet. We were solid at the back and it allowed us to be expressive coming forward.”
Charlton proved to be versatile with their play, their short passing was superb but they didn’t shy away from a direct style.
Weston said: “We’re great at interlinking and being patient with our passing but QPR began to play a high line and we took advantage. Our forwards are quick and they made them pay by taking their chances well.”
Weston is now looking ahead to the match against Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend, where he is hoping they will extend their winning run.
“We scored another five goals and kept a good clean sheet. We go into games knowing we can score and when we can defend like that the team breeds confidence. Tottenham will be worried about how to set up against us as we look impressive all over the field.”
Charlton have had an impressive start to the season and they will want to keep the momentum going throughout the rest of the season.
“Me and the girls are taking each game as it comes, of course we want to challenge but football can be a funny thing and we have to be careful. The team has a good work rate and we have shown that we want to win so we will see where we are towards the end of the season.”