CUP PREVIEW | Tottenham Hotspur v Charlton

Rebecca McKenna challenges for the ball

Karen Hills' side will be looking to secure a place in next month’s Adobe Women's FA Cup quarterfinals when they face Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday (5.15pm KO GMT) at Brisbane Road.

The game is live to watch for free across the Adobe FA Cup social media channels.


Two points clear at the top of the Championship table, the Addicks will turn their attention to the FA Cup’s fifth round this weekend, with a London derby against WSL-outfit Spurs standing in the way between them and a spot in the final eight. Charlton head to Brisbane Road off the back of a 1-1 draw with Lewes last Sunday, in which Tegan McGowan’s 79th-minute header rescued a point for the Addicks and kept their Championship-title hopes very much alive.

Charlton’s previous FA Cup fixture saw a huge four goals put past Ipswich Town in the fourth round, with a first-half double for Melissa Johnson soon followed by Freya Godfrey’s calmly converted penalty on the cusp of the break. A spectacular free kick from Ella Rutherford sealed the deal for the Addicks, who will be hoping for a dominant performance against Spurs as their hunt for silverware continues.

Freya Godfrey remains an injury doubt after suffering an injury in Charlton's win at Crystal Palace.

Tottenham Hotspur

Currently sixth in the WSL, Spurs have already surpassed their points total from last season and continue to provide challenges for clubs across the top-flight. Their most recent league outing resulted in a 1-1 draw between the Lilywhites and Matt Beard’s Liverpool, with Marie Hobinger cancelling out Celin Bizet’s second-half opener, before defeat against Manchester City on Wednesday evening meant they narrowly missed out on a place in the Continental Cup semi-finals.

Spurs’ fourth-round outing at home to Sheffield United saw Robert Vilahamn’s side trailing 0-2 at the break, only for captain Bethany England to score her first goals since returning from injury along with a 96th-minute chip from Rosella Ayane that secured progression in the final seconds of play.


Jiali Tang’s debut goal for Spurs meant Charlton faced defeat the last time these two sides met for the Continental Cup’s first round in October 2021.

Before that, Spurs secured a league double over Charlton in April 2019, with Rianna Dean and Ashleigh Neville combining to snatch victory despite goals from Elizabeta Ejupi and Kit Graham. Former Addick, Graham, is now at Spurs and signed a new contract last week.

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