Taylor and Quinn on target against Charlton
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Blakely; Taylor, Goodall, Rutherford, Bazan; Kempson, Sievwright (Bloomfield 69), Clark; Quinn, Wilson (c) (O’Callaghan 80), Hillier (Frampton 90) Pompey:
“They tried to fight back in the second half, but Sadie and the back four stood firm to ensure we could see the game out.”
“But credit to Charlton, they came here looking for three points and provided us with a very tough test.
“Both have started well, scoring a lot of goals and not conceding too many at the other end, so we expected it to be tight.
Blues boss Perry Northeast said: “It wasn’t a vintage performance by any means, but it was still a very entertaining game between two sides who are looking to win the league this season.
And they saw out the second half – surviving appeals for a penalty when the ball struck Goodall’s hand – to secure all three points.
There was still time for Pompey to score again before the interval, however, thanks to a stunning 30-yard volley from Lucy Quinn.
But the visitors did level late in the first half, with Sam Pittuck firing home from just inside the area.
Jodie Goodall then ensured the lead was maintained, clearing off the line after Kit Graham and rounded Sadie Blakely.
They broke the deadlock after just 11 minutes when Addicks keeper Megan Lynch misjudged Tiff Taylor’s cross.
Pompey Ladies stretched their winning run to five matches with a 2-1 victory over Charlton at Cams Alders. Jordan HamptonPhoto: