Mishra: "Although we didn't get three points there were big individual performances.”

Manager Riteesh Mishra praised his players after battling for a 2-2 draw against Leicester City Women in a fierce contest at The Farley Way Stadium.

Despite being unable to take all three points, Mishra was pleased with the performances put on by his players.

“There were some big big performances today, that's what I'm taking from it. Although we didn't get the three points there were big individual performances.”

“I thought Grace Coombs, Chloe Mustaki and the 2 centre backs performed today, it showed really good leadership from them.

“Our forward three ran their socks off, pressed really well, the quality of Lily Woodham in the final third was brilliant today."

It was a game that sprung to life in the second half with all four goals in the game coming within 15 minutes of the restart.

“It was a little bit chaotic. I think both managers will say the same thing, it became too open. We started the second half brilliantly which was great.

“We scored a brilliant goal, really bright from us and then we just had 10 minutes where we looked really scrappy and we lost our shape and our composure.”

Mishra praised his sides reaction to get back level after going behind.

“To get back from 2-1 down to get the equaliser and then keep going to try and score, credit to the players; great character.

It’s a result which still leaves the Addicks bottom of the table but could have their fate in their own hands if they turn performances into results and Mishra is confident that they will come.

“I’m disappointed with the point but also happy that we came away with something. It means we still have games in hand, we’re still fighting.

“We’re still in a relatively ok position. I’ve just told the players our luck will change, you can’t keep playing as well as we’re playing and having these performances and not get some luck at the end of it so we’ve got to keep going.”

[Article by Anwar Yassin]

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