Goodmove.co.uk Women’s Cup club profiles: Charlton Athletic
To keep you all up to date with the latest news and action from the Goodmove.co.uk Women’s Cup, we’re putting together club profiles on all the teams that are competing, along with post match interviews with the players and managers.
This week we shine a light on Charlton Athletic, the 22-0 winners from the first round of action against Tonbridge Angels, and at the time of writing, current Premier League table toppers.
We also catch up with Head Coach, Riteesh Mishra for his thoughts on his team’s performance in that goal packed game from round one.
Play in: Women’s Premier South
Current Position: 1st
Stadium: Sporting Club Thamesmead
Head Coach: Riteesh Mishra
First Trophy Won: Charity Community Shield, 2001
Club Honours: Women’s FA Cup winners: 2005 , FA Women’s Premier League National Division Runners-Up: 2003/04, 2004/05, FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division Champions: 2010/11, FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division Runners-Up: 2015/16, FA Women’s Premier League Reserve Division 1 Champions: 2012/13, 2014/15, FA Women’s Premier League Reserve Division South 2 Runners-Up: 2009/10, 2013/14, Premier League Cup: winners 2004, 2006, 2015, Premier League Cup finalists 2017, Charity/Community Shield: winners 2001, 2004, London Cup winners: 2003, 2005, 2006, 2013, London Capital Senior Cup Winners: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, London Capital Intermediate Cup Winners: 2016, Kent County Cup winners: 2003, 2009, 2011, Ryman Cup Winners: 2015, Ryman Cup finalists 2016, 2017
Famous Faces: Did you know England internationals Pauline Cope, Jo Broadhurst, Casey Stoney, Katie Chapman, Eniola Aluko, Fara Williams and Jo Potter all played for Charlton in their careers.
Charlton Athletic vs Tonbridge Angels post match interview
Goodmove.co.uk caught up with Charlton Head Coach, Riteesh Mishra following their impressive victory in the opening match of Round one. Here’s what he had to say:
Goodmove.co.uk: Summarising the first game, how did you rate the performance by the team? What impressed you most?
Coach Mishra: Having scored 22 goals, the standard of football was very good. Normally we’d play youngsters, but due to recent league form, we used players from the first team in the hope to rebuild confidence and the team performance. Overall, I was very happy with the performance and attitude shown by all players.
Goodmove.co.uk: The first-round score was 22-0, was the highest scoreline in the club’s history?
Coach Mishra: It’s actually our second highest ever competitive victory (we beat Fulham 28-0 in the London Cup back in 2003). The players should take a lot of credit for turning up with the right attitude and putting in a solid performance.
Goodmove.co.uk: Did any one player stand out particularly?
Coach Mishra: I was particularly impressed by the youngsters in the squad. Georgia Griffin, Emily Ashcroft and Beth Weller all put in stellar performances and that’s really good to see, particularly from academy players.
Goodmove.co.uk: You’re currently top of the table in the Premier League – how confident are you of winning the women’s cup?
Coach Mishra: We’ve got a tough game against Lewes coming up. If we perform well in that and the rest of our League games, I’d say we are in with a shout.
As it turns out, Charlton went on to win their game against Lewes 2-1 and so the team will no doubt be full of confidence going into round 2 of the Goodmove.co.uk Women’s Cup.
For more information on Charlton Athletic, you can visit their website, here.
Highlights of their match available via the video below:
Stay tuned for next week’s team profile and interview, exclusively on the GoodMove blog.