Fleet hold Charlton to a draw
|A much-improved Fleet Ladies
performance saw them hold Charlton Ladies reserves team to a draw, in a
preseason warm up game yesterday, in their continued preparation for the
coming season, writes Stephen McCartney
The pre-season campaign has been a tough one, as planned by Fleet ladies manager Valter Antunes, to ensure the ladies side were more than prepared for the tough campaign ahead.
The team returned to training early this season and
feel the tough physical and mental preparation will give them a better
chance to do well in the London and South East Regional League they will
The game started as expected at a fast pace with
both teams playing some competitive and fast flowing, passing football.
Again the second half started at a fast pace, with
Charlton stepping up a gear to try to score their goal, probably feeling
that they should have be comfortable winners in the game due to their league
It was Fleet's worry that as they tired Charlton
would push on more, as they desperately tried to score their goal, but the
Fleet ladies team were determined and authoritive on the day to prevent this
and it was very disappointing in the end that Charlton opened their scoring
with a lucky effort that came over from a well placed cross and hit the
onrushing attacker in the body as she and a Fleet defender challenged for
the ball deflecting it into the goal.
Showing good team spirit and strength Fleet ladies
kept their discipline and worked just as hard after this goal, pushing
themselves to get a goal back.
With not long left on the clock their were a few
frantic moments in defence after Charlton gave themselves a final push to
score the winning goal, but Fleet ladies dug in kept them at bay to the
The scoreline reflected the hard work that was put
in by the whole squad on the day, and will hopefully set the ladies team up
for a strong season, filling them with the confidence they need to take into
the new league campaign, starting with an away match to Hendon Ladies FC on
Sunday 4th September.
For further details on the team please use any of
the following contact methods. Club website: www.intheteam.com/gravesendladiesfc
- Club contact Tina ladies section secretary: 07732 148011 - Club Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.