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A tough day for Blues Women this afternoon at the valley with a ruthless Charlton Athletic getting the better of the girls in Royal Blue. Blues changed their formation with Mollie Green playing has one of the three centre backs with Tara Bourne and Martha Harris out of the squad. Darren also gave a debut to Charlie Estcourt.

It started well for Blues when Charlie Devlin shot was saved from Sian Rodgers in the third minute, but two minutes later the Addicks went into the lead with a well-placed finished from Ella Rutherford.

Blues straight away had a chance to pull level from Jade Pennock shot went over the bar in the 7th minute.

Charlton were really aggressive winning second balls as blues were getting to grips with new backline. Blues had a chance in when Libby Smith had her shot comfortable saved from Rogers.

Then it was Mollie Greens chance to have a shot but again Rodgers saved well. Next was a corner Louise Quinn header played it back to Pennock who’s shot went over the bar.

In the 33rd a really serious incident when Hannah Godfrey collided with Jade Pennock and unfortunately, she was stretched off we wish Hannah a quick and speedy recovery.

Blues last chance of the 1st half come in the 43rd minute a free kick was half cleared, and Jade Pennock side foot shot went wide.

Half time 1-0

Charlton were on top more committed more aggressive and the inevitable was coming in the 49th minute when Angela Addison made it 2-0 and blues looked out of sorts.

In the second half it was more of the same and 6th minutes after half time it was 3-0 with a Lucy Thomas own goal which was unfortunate.

The game was done but there were some positives from the bench with Gemma Lawley coming back from injury and a league debut for Delphi Cole.

Thoughts on the game

A really disappointing result for the ladies but you have to give credit to Karen Hills and the Charlton team who were just brilliant and deserved the three points. They go above Blues in the table into third and we are 5 points behind Bristol City who hold the only unbeaten record after Crystal Palace shock result against Southampton at Selhurst Park.

Next up for the ladies is a local derby against Coventry United on Sunday at St Andrews. Come along and support the ladies as they push for an immediate return to the topflight


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