Former Lewes forward Jess King is proving to be a valuable signing for latest club Charlton Athletic with the player having been instrumental in The Addicks’ unbeaten start in this season’s FA Women’s Championship.
Riteesh Mishra’s side failed to win a single game in the league last season but it is a very different picture in the new campaign with Charlton Athletic having taken four points from their first two matches.
One of the catalysts for their upturn in form is summer signing King. The striker joined The Addicks after opting to leave FA Women’s Championship rivals Lewes and she has already come up trumps with King having played a part in all three of Charlton Athletic’s goals so far this season.
The opening day of the season saw Charlton Athletic contest a London derby with Crystal Palace at The Oakwood. It took just six minutes for King to open her goalscoring account for her new club, calmly slotting home beyond visiting keeper Chloe Morgan. While Palace netted two goals to turn the game on it’s head, The Addicks rescued a point when King’s shot was too hot for Morgan to handle and teammate Shauna Vassell was there to capitalise and fire in the rebound.
King was just as sharp yesterday as Charlton Athletic won a league match for the first time in 491 days by seeing off Blackburn Rovers at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium. The striker was again alert right until the very end of the match as she ghosted in to lob home keeper Fran Bentley in the 92nd minute to net the only goal of the game.
After a tough campaign in-front of goal last season, Charlton Athletic boss Mishra might just have found a gem over the summer with The Addicks now looking ruthless in the opposition box with King being a focal point.