Crystal Palace and Charlton Athletic return to action in the FA Women’s Championship this evening when the pair face-off in a London derby at Hayes Lane.
The pair played out a thrilling 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture at The Oakwood on opening day and this evening’s encounter promises to deliver yet more goals.
It has been almost three weeks since Palace’s last fixture in the FA Women’s Championship when they went down 1-0 at home to Liverpool. The club’s so often reliable attack have failed to deliver goals in their last two games and The Eagles will be keen to return to their goalscoring best against The Addicks.
Charlton Athletic begin something of a new era with new head coach Karen Hills taking charge of the club for the first time in Bromley. The former Tottenham Hotspur joint-head coach was appointed into her role last week and she has been tasked with leading the South East Londoners into full-time football and potentially a place in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League in the coming years.
Riteesh Mishra, who has retained his position as Charlton Athletic manager, has guided The Addicks into a really good place in recent weeks. Six points collected from five matches have helped haul Charlton Athletic off the bottom of the table and the future certainly looks a lot brighter, particularly given the increased level of support offered by the club’s new owners.
The FA Women’s Championship fixture between Crystal Palace and Charlton Athletic is scheduled to kick-off at 8pm and will be screened live on The Addicks’ official club YouTube channel.