Charlton AthleticSport

Women’s football round-up: Charlton slip up against London City at The Valley as Palace close gap in front of record Selhurst Park crowd

Charlton Women squandered the chance to give themselves a stronger shout of lifting the Championship title as they conceded two late goals against London City Lionesses on Sunday.

Mel Filis opened the scoring for the Addicks after five minutes in front of a Valley crowd of 1,315 – the biggest attendance the women have had at a match.

But Lotta Lindstrom and Jessica Gray scored in the 89th and 95th minutes as Karen Hills’ side suffered their second defeat in five outings.

Charlton Athletic Women v London City Lionesses – Barclays Women’s Championship, The Valley, 24 March 2024
Picture : Keith Gillard
Charlton Athletic Women v London City Lionesses – Barclays Women’s Championship, The Valley, 24 March 2024
Picture : Keith Gillard

Charlton are fifth in the table and four points behind table-toppers Sunderland. The Addicks do have a game in hand over the Black Cats, but so do second-placed Crystal Palace.

The Eagles moved within a point of Sunderland after a convincing 3-0 win over Watford in front of a record-breaking 5,566 Selhurst Park crowd.

Palace bounced back from their 2-0 defeat at Sheffield United last time out with Molly-Mae Sharpe putting the hosts ahead after four minutes. Ria Percival quickly doubled the lead with a shot from the edge of the box.

Annabel Blanchard wrapped up the scoring in the 58th minute.

Crystal Palace Women v Charlton Athletic Women – Barclays Women’s Championship, VBS Community Stadium, 28 January 2024
Picture : Keith Gillard

Palace face Sunderland on the final day in a game which could decide where the silverware is heading.

AFC Wimbledon put themselves within touching distance of claiming the National League Division One South East title after a rampant 6-0 win over Cambridge City.

Goals from Ashlee Hincks and Hannah Mackenzie gave the Dons a 2-0 lead before half-time.

Ellie Dorey, Breon Grant, Hincks and Rosie Russell all got on the scoresheet in the second half.

The Dons are 10 points clear of second-place Norwich, who have two games in hand. Wimbledon play Norwich on Sunday.

Millwall Lionesses lost 3-0 against Ebbsfleet United on Sunday afternoon.

Amy Russ, Logan O’Shea and Charley Clifford all scored for the home side. Millwall are without a win in their last six games.


Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Everyone at the South London Press thanks you for your continued support.

Former Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing:


If you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can make a donation which will allow us to continue to bring stories to you, both in print and online. Or please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.