Charlton Athletic Women get ready for Blackburn Rovers promotion decider by easing to win over Chichester City Ladies

By Richard Cawley

Charlton Athletic Women warmed up for their FA WPL promotion decider against Blackburn Rovers by finishing their regulation campaign with a 4-1 victory over Chichester City Ladies.

Riteesh Mishra’s side were already guaranteed top spot in the Southern Division with two matches to spare – and will take on Blackburn, who were equally dominant in the Northern Division, with the victor claiming a Championship spot for next season.

Charlton Athletic Women v Chichester City Ladies, FA Women’s Premier League, South, Sporting Club Thamesmead, 20 May 2018.
Image by Keith Gillard
Charlton Athletic Women v Chichester City Ladies, FA Women’s Premier League, South, Sporting Club Thamesmead, 20 May 2018.
Image by Keith Gillard

Charlton ended up eight points clear of C&K Basildon Ladies with a whopping plus-85 goal difference.

Kit Graham struck twice for the Addicks with Charlotte Gurr also bagging a brace.

They face Blackburn at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane on Sunday in a winner-takes-all scenario in terms of promotion.

If the Addicks are unsuccessful then they would be forced to sweat on their application to join the Championship as part of a restructuring of the WSL.

Charlton Athletic Women v Chichester City Ladies, FA Women’s Premier League, South, Sporting Club Thamesmead, 20 May 2018.
Image by Keith Gillard

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