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Women's Charlton preview

19 October 2018

Sheffield United's women's team will be looking to build on their last match against Aston Villa where the Blades recorded their first win in the FA Women's Championship.

A Sophie Jones hat-trick on her first start for the club saw the side give the Bramall Lane crowd something to shout about as Alethea Paul's penalty saw United run out convincing 4-1 winners.

After tough defeats to Manchester United and Durham plus a postponed match away at Tottenham, it had been a difficult start to the campaign and it will have been a relief to manager Carla Ward to get three points on the board ahead of a three week break due to the international window and United not having a game during the first week back.

The Blades could put themselves just a point behind this weekend's opponents Charlton Athletic with a victory at Crayford as Ward and her team look to build some momentum after victory against Aston Villa.

Charlton have seven points from their four games too, a respectable tally for last season's FA Women's Premier League play-off winners who like United are new to the FA Women's Championship for this season.

Riteesh Mishra's side are unbeaten at home after beating both Aston Villa and Lewes, drawing away at Durham and were unbeaten until last week's 3-0 defeat at Casey Stoney's Manchester United.

Charlton have several recognisable faces in their squad. Lily Agg spent last season in Germany with Frankfurt while fellow forward Amber Stobbs played in the FA WSL with Reading briefly before joining West Ham United.

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