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🔎 Miss Kick Match Preview: Charlton Athletic vs City Women (A)

Everything you need to know ahead of Sunday’s Championship clash at The Oakwood against Charlton AFC Women (3pm).

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LOOKING BACK: City Women 2-1 Sunderland (Sun, Oct 3rd)

Mel Johnson’s penalty and a 40-yard wind-assisted wonder strike from Aimee Palmer secured City three points against Sunderland, and with it a second win of the season under Lauren Smith who went on to sign a new contract this week.

Abi Harrison hit the bar from long-range but the teams were level at the break until the 57th-minute when Johnson flicked the ball up in the box and Grace McCatty was judged to have handled. Johnson coolly dispatched the ball low to beat keeper Claudia Moan. 

Seven minutes later Palmer lined up a freekick from 40-yards out and on the left touchline and she lofted the ball high and it travelled beyond Moan to give the Robins a two-goal cushion.

However, it was a nervy final 10 minutes as Charlotte Potts headed in to cut the deficit but City held out.


🆚 OUR OPPONENTS: Charlton Athletic

  • Formed: 1991 (as Bromley Borough)
  • Stadium: The Oakwood
  • Nickname: Addicks
  • Manager: Karen Hills
  • Finished last season 8th (19 points)

The club won several accolades throughout the noughties, after undergoing two name changes since its roots in 1991.

But the club is recognised as one of the most successful in the women’s game since forming as Charlton Athletic WFC in 2000, despite it running close to dismemberment in 2007. Thanks to sponsorship, following the threat of budgets cuts with the men’s team relegated from the Premier League, the women’s team was able to continue.

The club unsuccessfully applied to be part of the then-new Women’s Super League in 2013/14, meaning the club would continue in the FA Women’s Super League South, of which they won promotion in 2017/18 to join the FA Women’s Championship.

Club honours include FA Cup (2005), League Cup (2004, 2005, 2016), Premier League Cup (2016), FA Women’s Premier League South (2010/11, 2017/18).


👀 ONE TO WATCH: Ella Rutherford

The striker will be well known to City supporters having spent the 2018/19 WSL season in the City ranks. 

Rutherford departed on loan during the 2019/20 season to Crystal Palace and has now landed with the Addicks, an environment in which she is now thriving in. 

The left-footed forward has found the back of the net on three occasions so far this season for the South East London club. 


💬 Word from the camp: Lauren Smith

This week saw City Women Head Coach Lauren Smith pen a new three-year deal with the Robins, which will see her remain at the helm until 2024. 

Smith spoke exclusively to Robins TV this week on what it meant to sign a long-term deal at the club she calls 'home' as well as discuss the vision for City Women. 



🎟 TICKET 

Supporters that are travelling to The Oakwood tomorrow afternoon are advised to purchase their tickets in advance. 

Adult tickets are priced at £10 with concessions tickets costing £5. 

Information on how to get to the Crayford-based ground can be found here.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE


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