MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v Reading
The Addicks are gearing up for their first road trip of the 2023/24 campaign as they face recently relegated Women’s Super League side Reading at the Select Car Leasing Stadium on Saturday, September 2nd at a slightly later kick-off time of 5:15 PM.
Karen Hills’ side will be in search of their first three points of the new campaign after conceding a late equaliser at home to Sheffield United last Sunday. After a promising performance from Charlton and a goal from new summer signing Kayleigh Green, United’s Rebecca Rayner gave her side a lifeline with a 91st-minute equaliser to end the game 1-1.
The draw sees the Addicks sit fourth in the Barclays Women’s Championship table heading into Saturday's fixture.
The Royals head into this weekend's proceedings sitting 6th in the Championship standings after also picking up a point in their opening fixture.
Liam Gilbert’s side opened their first Barclays Women's Championship game since 2015 with a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace last weekend.
Deanna Cooper opened the scoring with a late 88th-minute goal only to then be cancelled out by Elise Hughes' dramatic 102nd-minute equaliser.
The last and only time these two sides locked horns was in the Women’s League Cup in 2020, where Reading put four goals past the Addicks.