'We showed a lot of character today' Hills on Sunderland win.

Karen Hills

Karen Hills praised her sides 'character' after The Addicks came from behind twice to beat Sunderland 3-2 at the Eppleton Colliery Ground.

Charlton's opener came from Ella Rutherford in the 55th minute, Keira Skeels then added a second, and a 90+ minute header from Elisha N'Dow wrapped up the three points for the visitors

The Head Coach reflecting on the victory: 

"Sunderland is always a really tough place to come, and going down 1-0 at half time we knew we had a lot to do, it was always going to be hard to break them down. But I thought in the second half we really stepped it up and took the game to them and I thought we deserved it at the bitter end."

Hill's thoughts on the opponents:

"At half time we went in and we said to the players, we are losing the physical battles and we are losing the 1-1 battles and that we needed to do better in the second half."

Charlton showing character to get back into the game:

"I think the second half performance showed that and you talk about game-changers coming off the bench and I thought that every single one of them made a massive impact Tegan McGowan, Mia Ross, Corinne Henson, we have just got really good players who can come off the bench and know what their roles and responsibilities are.

We showed a lot of character today, it was a good performance, we know that we can do better, we are a better footballing side than what we showed, but we spoke in the huddle at the end about the character and belief and those players went on to win that game and they believed, and that is why they won the game.

Focus shifitng to the Continental Cup, but a positive start to the league so far:

"We take each game as it comes and we prepare each game as we do, ultimately we do not look too far ahead we just focus on the next job in hand, but of course, I am going to be pleased with four wins out of three, two of them were away fixtures it is a good start but the challenge is now can we maintain that because it is a long season and anything can happen." 

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