2003-2007: The Glory Years
Charlton lifted the London Cup in April 2003 and reached the FA Cup final the following month. More than 10,000 fans flocked to Selhurst Park to watch the Addicks take on treble-chasing Fulham in the final, with two million-plus people also tuning in to see the game live on BBC as Keith Boanas' side lost 3-0.
Charlton lifted their first major trophy in 2004, when a goal from substitute Emma Coss, with her first touch, gave the Addicks a 1-0 win against Fulham in the FA Women's Premier League Cup at the Underhill Stadium.
But disappointment again followed in the FA Cup, with another 3-0 defeat to all-conquering Arsenal at Loftus Road.
It was third-time lucky when Charlton finally got their hands on one of the biggest prizes in the game 12 months later, thanks to a 1-0 victory over Everton in the Women’s FA Cup final at Upton Park; Eniola Aluko scoring the winner.
Arsenal had again emerged victorious in the Premier League Cup final during the 2004/05 campaign and also in the league, as the Addicks ended the campaign as runners-up for the second successive season.
After three years in a row of playing in the FA Cup final, Charlton were beaten by Arsenal in extra-time of the semi-final in 2006/07, but had already won the Premier League Cup for a second time by that stage having beaten the Gunners 2-1 in the final.