MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v London City Lionesses

Match Preview

Karen Hills’ Addicks return to The Valley for the first time since November, hosting London City Lionesses in Barclays Women’s Championship action (KO 2pm GMT).

Here’s all the information you need to know ahead of derby day in SE7...


Having been condemned to a 1-0 defeat against Reading earlier this month, Elisha N’Dow’s sixth minute header against Durham ensured the Addicks returned to winning ways in the second tier last Sunday. With keeper Jessica Gray forced into several crucial saves during the closing passage of play, Hills’ side kept a determined Durham side at bay and secured three points away from home.

Last weekend’s triumph leaves the Addicks in fourth place ahead of Sunday’s meeting with the Pride - just a point behind league leaders Sunderland – albeit Charlton have a game in hand over the table toppers.

London City Lionesses

London City Lionesses produced a remarkable upset against Sunderland last Sunday, thanks to Ruesha Littlejohn’s 25th minute strike. Providing the Pride with a three-point cushion above the relegation zone ahead of Sunday’s trip along the A2.

Remi Allen’s side, sat in 9th spot with 19 points, have recorded five wins, four draws, and nine losses this season.


On their visit to Princes Park in October, Charlton departed as 2-0 victors with an own goal from Paige Culver providing the advantage before Carla Humphrey’s curling corner extended the Addicks’ lead ahead of the break.

Last season’s clash at The Oakwood witnessed a seven-goal thriller in which the Addicks fought back from a 2-0 deficit to level the playing field, only to suffer a 4-3 defeat at full time.

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