Charlton 7-1 Welling United
Report by Jake Murphy
Page last updated at 1:04PM UTC, Monday, 19 October 2020
An impressive performance saw Charlton Women`s Development side ease past Welling United 7-1 in a friendly on Sunday.
It took only two minutes for Charlton to have their first shot on target as A.Trialist`s effort was well saved.
It took 20 minutes for the deadlock to be broken, but was worth the wait as Logan O`Shea`s shot from around the halfway line lobbed Welling’s goalkeeper to make it 1-0 to the young Addicks.
Just two minutes later, Charlton`s lead would be doubled as A.Trialist found the back of the net.
On the 25th minute Welling United had their best chance of the half. A free kick from 22 yards out was well struck, but Grimmond made a fantastic save to deflect for the corner.
Just one minute before the half time whistle, A.Trialist would double her tally slotting calmly into the bottom corner to make it three.
Seven minutes after the restart Charlton would get their fourth as Ellie Gregg`s shot eventually trickled over the line.
It would only take another five minutes for the fifth goal. Emily Jacobs went on a surging run on the left hand side of which she crossed in for Bea Hembrough to volley into the back of the next.
Within two minutes A.Trialist would complete her hat trick after converting a Shamoy Campbell cross.
Charlton weren`t quite done yet and in the 74th minute Honor Norton would be in the right place at the right time following a corner. Norton would find the back of the net to give Charlton their seventh of the afternoon.
It took 77 minutes for Welling to find the score sheet, but a well taken goal from their number nine would see her chipped attempt fly over the keeper’s head.
O`Shea, scorer of the first goal, said: "As it was a friendly game, we decided to be experimental with players playing in different positions and doing a good job. We started very strong which gave us a 3-0 lead at half time.
“We took that into the second half there was a lot of positives taken from the game.”
Coach Karl Davy said: "I thought the young ladies did well today against an experienced Welling side.
“It allowed us to give some much needed playing time to the players who haven`t had much this season, while letting us see a few players in different positions. I think it has set us up nicely for our Cup game next weekend."